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OUR FRIENDS

A conscious community dedicated to spreading appreciation and love for our natural world.

 
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CRAIG WIDDOWS

Ecologist and Lifelong Birder

The hills are alive! Birds inhabit a variety of habitats from suburban gardens, conservation areas to beaches, forests and grasslands. The pursuit for our feathered friends allows us to not only appreciate their beauty but experience the habitats that they call home. Our children need to be reunited with nature and birding is a fantastic conduit for this experience, improving and nurturing their physical and mental wellbeing.  

The benefits of birding or bird watching for children of all ages is immense, having profound impacts on their growth and development. Birding requires our children to slow down, be more attentive and most importantly, be full present. The variety of characters needed to identify birds builds memory and focus whilst the ability to spot the birds builds their visual perception skills. The culmination of these aspects will also lead to engaging questions such as why do birds sing? Or how do they fly?

Join us as we allow nature back into our homes and watch the benefits that birding will provide for your family.

Contact: 083 781 8725

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GIFFY DUMINY

Street Artist

 Giffy has been transforming Durban with his street art: bringing colour, light and awareness to our suburbs. As a nature lover, many of Giffy's pieces feature fauna, flora and animals. He has worked on pieces that raise awareness for our endangered wildlife as well as acts against wildlife. We had the honour of being guided by Giffy on an artwork in 2021 at The Forest Cafe in Umhlanga. He were completely inspired by him: his talent for his craft as well as his absolute patients while working with our children.


If you are looking to brighten up a space, Giffy can help.

You can see some of his work at:

www.giffyduminy.com

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THE CONSERVATION GUARDIANS

Greg and Sara: Conservationists

The Conservation Guardians are committed to making a positive impact on conservation efforts and welfare efforts.

Their commitment program includes teaching conservation education and then putting this to practice by implementing the sustainability models and systems. 

Greg and Sara have been driving this model at Shongweni Nature Reserve and have actively modelled opportunities for collaboration between universities in Europe and South Africa to integrate their research towards achieving these collective goals.

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ENVIROFIXERS

Environmental Conservation Organisation

Envirofixers are dedicated to safeguarding the Durban North neighbourhood & environment by replacing alien invader plants with indigenous plants. They work alongside the Municipality and Ward Councillor, to create healthy green spaces for the community to enjoy

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NIKKI BRIGHTON

Forager and writer

Nikki is wild about weeds. A writer, activist, and locavore, she is well known in the Midlands for her passion for the environment, community, and local living. Her immersive experiences focus on finding and tasting weeds found in gardens and public spaces. She knows all the spots to find wild food – and where to source the best local ingredients in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. With Nikki as your guide, you will learn to identify various delicious edibles and surprise your palate while foraging for free food.

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To read more about her, and some of her work please see: www.plantabundance.co.za

nikki@plantabundance.co.za

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PATHFINDERS_SA

Mountain Guides

Each season PathFinders_SA lead a hike or overnight adventure for our kiddies in the Drakensberg mountains or other wild spaces. 

See more of what they offer at www.pathfinderssa.com or contact them on pathfinderssa@gmail.com