“S­pec­ta­cu­lar S­pek­boom” Man­de­la Day

George Herald - - Retirement -

Spend your 67 mi­nu­tes for Man­de­la at Gar­den Rou­te SPCA on Wed­nes­day 18 Ju­ly hel­ping to plant s­pek­boom a­round the lar­ge a­ni­mal pad­docks. S­pek­boom hed­ges will act as a na­tu­ral, re­si­lient fi­re­bre­ak a­round the en­clo­su­res and are eco-friend­ly and e­a­sy to pro­pa­ga­te.

The le­a­ves ha­ve the ad­ded be­ne­fit of being highly nou­ris­hing and de­li­ci­ous for a­ni­mals and hu­mans a­li­ke. Jobs for Car­bon and the Land­mark Foun­da­ti­on, which are part of the Gou­ritz Clus­ter Bi­o­sp­he­re Re­ser­ve i­ni­ti­a­ti­ve, re­cent­ly do­na­ted a to­tal of 450 s­pek­boom, but mo­re cut­tings or w­ho­le plants are nee­ded. If you ha­ve a bush at ho­me, ple­a­se bre­ak off a few bran­ches and bring them al­ong as they grow very e­a­si­ly in­to full sh­rubs. S­pa­des and tro­wels will be ma­de a­vai­la­ble at the

SPCA and the ga­tes are o­pen from 09:00 to 16:00.

If you can't ma­ke it on Man­de­la Day, ple­a­se con­si­der hel­ping the SPCA in a dif­fe­rent way through spon­so­ring a ken­nel at on­ly R80 a month or gi­ving a on­ce-off do­na­ti­on to their "A­dopt-a-spay" cam­paign to sa­ve un­wan­ted pup­pies or kit­tens from being born. Ad­ding a be­quest in your will would al­so be very wel­co­me for fu­tu­re pro­jects. For any in­qui­ries, con­tact Gar­den Rou­te SPCA Be­quest Of­fi­cer,

Joey Sel­l­ner, on 082 464 8537 or 044 873 5606. She will gui­de you through this e­a­sy pro­cess. For any furt­her in­for­ma­ti­on call the SPCA of­fi­ce on 044 878 1990. - Wen­dy Jo­nes, Gar­den Rou­te SPCA vo­lun­teer.

Ou­te­ni­qua Proef­plaas staff al­re­a­dy ful­fil­led their Man­de­la Day pro­mi­se to plant s­pek­boom at the SPCA in Ju­ne.

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