Green Fair 2014

Windy weather greeted all those green at heart last Saturday, 25 October 2014 at the annual Envirochild Green Fair.

Kronendal Primary learners enthusiastically participated in the planet warrior workshops in the run up to the day. Each Tuesday for 3 months Hout Bay school learners from schools in the Valley joined in for exciting planet warrior workshop sessions run by Envirochild’s Danielle Klaff at Kronendal. Learners gardened, sewed, created trash from treasure and had a marvelous time learning about sustainable living practices.

At the Green  Faire learners had a chance to showcase and sell their products. Some learners participated in the fashion show – modeling creations made from ‘junk’ – and others participated in the talent competition. Alex Braaf, a Kronendal Grade 7 learner, won the talent competition and will spend time in a recording studio cutting a sound track as reward.

Green products and produce were showcased by various environmentally oriented vendors. These included water saving devices, clean energy harvesting products and delicious organic vegetables and meals. Talks were held and movies shown on ways to engage in greener sustainable living practices.

As Kronendal requires from anyone using our grounds, this was a zero waste event with Hout Bay Recycling doing the cleaning. Food waste was composted and recycling taken to the depot for sale back to the manufacturing stream.

The wind blew away a few tents, but could not blow out our enthusiasm and once again Kronendal Primary is proud to have been part of this valuable event.