Saturday 8 December, 9h00 – 11h30
Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve (click for map)

Annual Festive Season Wreath Competition

Open to Members and Non-Members, so do bring your friends!

Please join the WESSA Western Cape Committee and the Friends of Tygerberg Hills to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of the Cape Festive Season, with an interesting talk by Dr. Jimmy Symmonds.

Jimmy is a Cape Town-born Veterinary Herbalist who specialises in synthesising traditional herbal medicine (both Eastern and Western) with modern scientific knowledge. He has co-founded multiple companies and associations, both locally and in the UK. The most recent example is Happiness Is, which he co-founded with with Cara Harris. For the last 8 years Jimmy has focused on the indigenous South African herbs, in particular those of the Cape, and also serves on UCT’s senate animal ethics committee. He encourages a natural, common-sense approach to health and well-being – a synthesis of modern science and ancient wisdom.

For more information about Jimmy and the interesting work Happiness Is does, click here.

The wreaths must be home made and constructed out of natural, recycled or upcycled materials. There will be a little festive prize for the winner of each category, judged by our guest speaker. Each wreath will be donated to a charity either of your choice or ours, to provide a little festive or holiday cheer. 

1)       Upcycled/Recycled;
2)       Indigenous Flora (to SA, not necessarily only Fynbos); and
3)       All things from nature e.g. shells, wood, seed pods, etc.

Please bring a small plate of Festive Finger Food (suitable for tea) to contribute towards the Festive Tea Table. Beverages will be provided by us.

Please bring along R20 (or more) to enter our raffle in which you could walk away with a hamper packed with festive treats. The money raised will be a donation to the Tygerberg Hills Nature Reserve for any conservation projects they may have.

Thank you to FoTH for co-hosting the event, and for organising this beautiful venue.

Get weaving and threading!

R.S.V.P. to Annette at