Hogsback Festival of Trees & Eco-week 2018
Event hosted by Terra-Khaya: Earth Home Project
Tree planting day hosted by Greenpop
MUSIC & TREE PLANTING FESTIVAL:
Friday 21 September - Monday 24 September 2018
REVISED Ticket Prices:
Adults Full Festival (Fri - Mon): R150
Children (4-12yrs) Full Festival: R150
The Evolution of our Treevolution.
Firstly we would like to thank you for being one of the hero’s and believers who has shown interest in the Festival of Trees as we know it.
Unfortunately due to the challenging economic squeeze we have not sold sufficient tickets for the Treevolution and this years Festival of Trees.
This is not gonna stop us and we hope it’s not gonna stop you from buying a ticket.
We are still going to plant trees, we are still going to celebrate life, make new friends and create a brighter future for us all. We are just going to go back to our roots and prune a few bells and whistles, by simplifying certain aspects and related festival infrastructures.
The revised festival ticket will be R150 per person and will include:
Free camping for the festival weekend
Free bowl of warm oats or pap for breakfasts
Tree planting on the Saturday with planting snacks in the future forest
Some live music and DJ’s (no big bands and massive sound systems)
Warm fires and drumming circles
To keep festival costs down we will be offering hearty vegetarian meals, fruit, snack, coffee and drinks that can be purchased throughout the weekend.
If you have already purchased tickets, please email us on [email protected] for new ticket options or refunds.
Other Accommodation in Hogsback:
Recommendations below or visit www.hogsbackinfo.co.za
- Daneswold Cottage: Sleeps 4 (our neighboring farm, with beautiful views) Contact: [email protected]
- Bubuhle Self-Catering Cottages: 2 Beautiful cottages, just down the road from us. Contact: [email protected]
- Camelot Self-Catering Cottages: 2 cottages that sleep 2 and 4. (about 6km from venue) Contact: [email protected]
- The Edge: Medium - upmarket accommodation (3.5km from venue). Contact: [email protected]
- Elundini Backpackers: Camping, Dorms & Double rooms (25km from venue). Contact: [email protected]
- King’s Lodge Hotel. Contacy: [email protected]
- Hobbiton: Basic dorm accommodation (10km from venue). Contact: [email protected]
Transport to Hogsback:
You will need to arrange your own way there and back.
Please see directions on the Terra-Khaya website: http://www.terrakhaya.co.za/contact.htm
Join us and have fun, plant trees, learn lots, boogy the nights away with local musos and DJ’s, eat well, attend environmental workshops and experience the beauty of Hogsback and Terra-Khaya. We will plant thousands of trees and grow more enchanted forests in the Amathole Mountains. Hogsback’s incredible Yellowwood forests are home to the endangered Cape Parrot, Samango Monkey and other endangered species. By rehabilitating the wattle invaded land and planting indigenous trees in this unique cloud sanctuary, we will be growing diversity and enhancing the abundance of life in our threatened forests and adjacent grasslands.
This year, the festival is hosted by Terra-Khaya “Earth Home Project” with Greenpop partnering with us to host the tree planting day. All who attend can expect to enjoy hikes in Hogsback’s incredible forests, attend and participate in workshops, do yoga, plant trees, enjoy delicious meals, live music and visit the oldest Yellowwood in the Eastern Cape!
The Amathole Mountain Range has one of the richest forest communities in Southern Africa and the central region around Hogsback is considered to host the greatest diversity of Afromontain Species within the range. 1215 species of plants, many of which are endemic, have been identified in the area. The Amathole region is also home to a number of endangered and at risk species including the Cape Parrot, the Amathole toad, and Samango monkeys.
This biodiversity hotspot has suffered a history of exploitation at the hands of man and large areas of the forested region have been actively deforested and degraded since the 1820s. Many key forest species, including Yellowwood and Sneezewood have been removed for building purposes and the indigenous forests of the area have been seriously impacted. Another chief challenge in the area is the predominance of invasive plant species, including Black Wattle, Pine, Blackwood, American Brable and Eucalyptus which have resulted in a series of impacts on local indigenous vegetation and wildlife including a reduction in habitat, reduced runoff, accelerated erosion of soils and more.
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