Language Excursion: Environment

Author: · August 9. 2013 · Language Excursions

This week Language Excursions were about the environment of South Africa. Our students had the opportunity to visit 3 lovely places. Starting with: Lynedoch EcoVillage, the first ecologically designed, socially mixed intentional community in South Africa. It is located in Stellenbosch.

On Wednesday we saw Intaka Island, Intaka is a word from the ixiXhosa language meaning `bird’. Intaka Island is a nature reserve and natural wetlands. It is an oasis of peace within the madness of mass consumerism.

One of the primary functions of Intaka is to purify water. Some of the other functions include sustaining species of bird and plant life, creating a `green lung’ for the Century City development, and providing environmental educational for school students.

The last language excursion of this week was to Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF), which is the first central city project to restore productive farming land. This excursion took us on a journey through the vision and reality of the OZCF, into urban farming, eco-systems and community development


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