Annual Succulent Plant Sale

SATURDAY 4 JULY between 10AM and 2PM: Annual succulent plant SALE at The Green Cathedral of South Africa: from R 15.00 to R .,000.00 including large cacti and cycads (with permit). 26A De Bruyn Street , Stanford (between Church & Caledon str).

Many indigenous  (South) African succulents next to some exotic cacti. All ‘descendants’ of the historical garden we restored  between 2000 and 2011 before our move to Stanford. Click on the link for cultivation guidelines; look under ‘Categories’ (in right column) for desired subject and click on it. For example ‘cultivation‘. Another link is the FB-page of The Green Cathedral of South Africa.

 

YouTube Stanford Part 2

This morning we compiled a slideshow of recently made pictures in Stanford. Most of these are not published in this blog. We added them to our YouTube channel. It’s a low resolution presentation of the village with its nightlife (not much), some of its buildings, dogs and candid portraits of some villagers in the local coffee corner at Morton Street. See for yourself and enjoy!

 

Viva Art Fest

(text copied from Viva Art Fest FB-page)

Viva Art Fest Stanford 2013

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With great joy and a surprising success we, The Viva Foundation of South Africa, created the world’s first Living Art Gallery in Mamelodi, Tshwane, by transforming actual shack-homes into works of art, with the aim to attract tourism and business to the community. And it worked. We had great media exposure and people are coming all year to see the artworks and to enjoy the hospitality of the community. And now this initiative is coming to Stanford!

How does it work?
We are a non-profit organization and we believe in the wealth and talents of the local communities, we want to support.
In Stanford this community is battling with unemployment, drugs and young people without hope. Green tourism and Stanford as an Art Route Destination is one answer.

The painted houses of the living art gallery have a dramatic effect, not only aesthetically, but also in the general attitude of the community. Known local and artists form abroad specializing in different art-disciplines, contribute and volunteer their time and resources in this project. They create a lasting art work to enjoy.

In partnership with the Stanford Community Police Forum, the David Krut Foundation, the Tourism Office and many small and powerful local initiatives the first Viva Art Fest Stanford will take place this year (after the first Viva Art Fest in Zwelihle that created a stir in the communities and will bring tourism and prosper local businesses).

Time: Saturday 2 Nov 2013 ALL DAY 8am to 7pm
What: Local is lekker Food stalls! Kids activities and local Music entertainment ALL DAY!
Place: Die Skema, Stanford, Rugby Field and around (walls to be painted nearby)
Entrance: Free
Together: You are most welcome to join as an artist creating an artwork (we sponsor materials), as a volunteer assisting the artists and with kids activities, or just to spread the word an come with all friends and family.

Contact: Regina (076) 3757116 • Wilhelm, CPF, (076) 8108908 • Nikki Miles (074) 4378080 • Sven Lager (072) 828 4727 sven.lager@gmail.com
Check out Viva Foundation South Africa on Facebook

Yes; we do like our wines

Stanford is within South Africa an insignificant role player in the wine industry but abroad the wines can virtually only be found in upmarket restaurants and specialized liquor stores/wine-boutiques.

That has a reason; don’t you think?

Yes, we don’t only like our wines; we love them!!!

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And it doesn’t cost you a penny…

It doesn’t cost you a penny but it’s a great idea: starting your own Local Food Heroes in you area. Initiated  in Stanford, South Africa, with the idea that this movement should go accross the globe.

Buy only fresh locally produced food. Get a group of mindliking producers in your area together and start your own Local Food Heroes. Look into the link (mentioned above) and see that it works. Here in our village it’s a great success with the local supermarket selling less and less pre-processed food and plastic wrapped veggies from all over (except from the own area).

And the meat is sourced from free ranging animals without adding conservatives!

And that’s what you taste!

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One of those Sunsets

Just one of those sunsets along the Stanford Lagoon. This is a visual impression only. The real thing should be experienced on the spot!

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Greetings from all who love their school!

Students of Funimfundo in informal settlement Die Kop near Stanford certainly love their school!

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