what's sprouting this weekend

Submitted by JimmySprout on Fri, 2011-12-02 09:56

weekend: 2 - 4th dec 2011weekend: 2 - 4th dec 2011

Tis the season for... COP GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION, night markets, local markets of all flavours and descriptions, and more green gatherings besides.

Here's our guide to a good, green weeked!


"Warm up" action for Global Day of Action In preparation for the mass march on the Global Day of Action tomorrow Saturday, December 3rd, the call has been made for a mass, non-violent, “warm-up” action today, Friday, December 2nd at 2pm. Demonstrate against the "Conference of Polluters" at Speakers’ Corner – Corner of Samora Machel and Bram Fisher. Read more here

The first MA KIT takes place this Friday afternoon in Claremont, Cape Town. Expect a chilled garden market with laughter and fun. Stalls of all sorts and tasty eats! For more information, click here

Gaia Food Market will be having the first of its Summer Nights markets this Friday evening in Constantia, Cape Town. Expect great local produce, tastey food and all things easy on the body and good on the palate. For more information, please click here

The Stellenbosch Slowmarket has a Christmas Night Market and Saturday market this weekend! It is held at Oude Libertas and one can expect all the regular producers, wine merchants, micro-breweries and various cuisines on offer, as well as Christmas gifts and other festive items. For more information on the Christmas Night Market, click here, and for Slowmarket click here


Global Day of Action
As world leaders struggle to reach agreement at the COP17 negotiations, the COP17 civil society committee (C17) is issuing a rallying call to all South Africans to join civil society, organised labour, faith-based organisations, artists and musicians in a peaceful march through Durban on Saturday 3rd December.

An anti-fracking protest will also take part as part of the march, emphasising that fracking is not a climate change solution.

For more information, please click here

A Green Burial Colloquium takes place in Kenilworth, Cape Town this Satruday to discover the environmental aspects of burial and cremation> It will explores the range of current practices, potential alternatives and new advances, together with practical guidelines, limitations and changes in legislation. In what ways can we tread lightly into death? For further information, pricing and contact details, please click here

The City Bowl Market on Hope is having its first City Bowl Fashion Market this Saturday morning in Cape Town CBD. If you love local fashion, vintage garments, accessories, jewellery, handcrafted woodwork and design and décor items, don't miss out on this event! It’s perfect timing to get in on some character Christmas gift shopping, and with more than 30 designers this is going to be great! Expect some fantastic food as always! For more information, please click here

What better way to begin the holiday season with a carbon-neutral street carnival! The eMzantsi Carnival takes place this Saturday in Sun Valley / Tokia. Support this community-building arts programme that brings together people from diverse backgrounds and communities including musicians, dancers, performing artists, NGOs and church groups. There will also be a stage show hosted by comedian Rob van Vuuren and bustling food and craft markets. Come and join drummers, dancers, bands and performers for a green-inspired morning in the South... For more information on this event, please click here

The Piccolo Mondo Holistic Market is being held at the Novalis Ubuntu Institute, Rosmead Ave, Wynberg in Cape Town. Apart from the fantastic, healthy, natural and wholesome food, this Saturday one can expect Reiki practitioners,Indian Head Masseuse, Reflexologists, Masseuse and Beauty therapists as part of the Holistic healing programme! For more information, please click here

Fringe Handmade Market takes place in Cape Town CBD this Saturday. The Fringe, Cape Town’s Design and Innovation District, will host a unique handmade goods market, The Fringe Handmade Market. With 200 stands to choose from, the market will showcase the rich design and innovation talents of the city. For more information please click here

This Saturday afternoon, the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens hosts The Green Market. Pack a Picnic Blanket, bring your family and friends and come celebrate! Learn how to "Green" your X-mas in 2011. Live music, fantastic fresh food and drinks are available. Free Pilates Class and more! For more infromation, please click here

A Rawlicious 1-Day Seminar takes place in Johannesburg this Saturday. Raw food is not only carrot sticks and celery. The course will present raw food tuition, food meals and demonstrations. You will learn to prepare radiantly healthy raw food: smoothies, snacks, lunch, guilt-free dessert and healthy chocolates There's a lot to digest both mentally and physically! For more information, contact details and pricing, please click here

blubird Christmas Night Market is going down in Birnam, Joburg. Including "World Chefs against Hunger" and Lanterns on which you can write your Christmas message and then "release them int the ethers". Proceeds from sale of lanterns will be going towards buying wool for the Blanket Drive. For more see here


Treeplanting at the Bluff Eco Park
Greenpop is storming Durban with local tree planting. The planting on Saturday was fully subscribed so by popular demand there will be another one at the Bluff Eco Park. More details here

Off the Grid Expo is to be held this sunday in Johannesburg This is an exciting new Expo organised by the founder of Planting Season, Scott Cundill, Camilla Sanua (of Weleda & the Naturally Yours Centre) and James Hyslop (founder of Earth Changers). Share green ideas this weekend! For more information, please click here


Don't forget the Climate Change Response Expo (CCR) on all weekend! See more here

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