Report back: End of Year Gathering: Day of Reconciliation 2017

Report back: End of Year Gathering: Day of Reconciliation 2017 at the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

We began with a hike into the nature reserve entering a mosaic of coastal grasslands and forests, encountering the many species of plants and animals. Notable animals that were spotted during the hike included: zebra, impala, bushbuck, mongoose, and reed cormorant. After the hike we had a discussion around naming the network. I put forward the suggestion of naming the network, "Terra Viva Collective" linking it with the signing of  the Terra Viva – A people’s pact to protect the planet and each other (1) and using/adapting the Terra Viva Manifesto as a workable framework for future community programmes and projects (2). We closed off with a Surplus Bring n Share Lunch and seed swap. 'Blak Born-free' read out the Pact for the Earth. Aveen also demonstrated his DIY hydroponics lettuce!   

​Notes:

(1) http://regenerationinternational.org/2015/11/26/sign-the-pact-for-the-earth-terra-viva-earth-democracy/

(2) http://seedfreedom.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Terra-Viva_Manifesto-English.pdf

(3) http://seedfreedom.info/events/end-of-year-gathering-day-of-reconciliation-2017/