greenmap_logoWell, I’m guessing it’s a weekend for indoor pursuits, raining as it has been for days now, with much much more to come.

Cape Town Green Map Launch

Today is World Environment Day, and definitely a fitting day for the launch of the all new ever-so-shiny Cape Town Green Map, a collaborative effort of various greenies in Cape Town with funding and assistance from the City of Cape Town.

“Cape Town Green Map has joined the Green Map movement – a community of over four thousand local green living sites around the world. Cape Town Green Map is powered by Open Green Map – an interactive mapmaking tool that quickly allows us to share green sites such as: biodiversity hot spots, green spaces, sustainable living projects, alternative energy sites, recycling projects and drop-offs, local green events, markets, eateries, responsible tourism, green accommodation, eco products and services, green attractions, alternative energy sites and more.”

Mother City Living has been assisting in adding farmers’ markets and other favourite haunts, and will continue to map them in the future!


Wacky Wine Weekend

4-7 June.  All day.  Robertson Wine Valley (Ashton, Bonnievale, Mcgregor, Montagu & Robertson).  R60 for a tasting passport.

An entire weekend of wine-tasting and related festivities in the Robertson Valley.  If you haven’t organised accommodation, though, you’re unlikely to find any at this belated stage.

Still, as long as you have a designated driver, who’s up for a long day’s drive there and back, you could still go and be part of the buzz.  With any luck the weather will ease off (or there’ll be plenty of undercover spaces in which to huddle).

Rondebosch Craft Market

Saturday 6 June. 9am-2pm.  Rondebosch Park, corner of Campground and Sandown Roads.

Usually a relaxing way to spend a Saturday morning, browsing stalls of hand-made goods and breakfasting under the park’s lovely trees.  I would check, though, before you go, because the forecast for Saturday is rather dire… and there isn’t too much cover from the feisty elements at the park!

For more info contact Ann Rodwell on 021 531 4236 / Tue – Fri between 9am and 5.30 pm or on 083 272 5482 on Market Day.

Slow Food Community Market

Saturday 6 June.  10am-3pm. No 1 Prince Arthur Road, Lansdowne  (At the foot of Lansdowne bridge, close to Stocks Meat Market)

A relatively new community market in Lansdowne (formerly known as the Menngos Market/Local Lekker Lifestyle Market).  Organic vegetables, seedlings, herbs, traditional foods, hand-made crafts.

Obz Holistic Lifestyle Faire

Sunday 7 June.  10am-4pm.  Observatory Recreation Centre – off Station and Lower Main Roads.

Most of this market is held indoors, so shouldn’t be too badly affected by the weather.  It’s a very laid-back fair, where you can find healing crystals, have your aura cleansed, buy some trippy chanting music… You might even see the shiny ‘mermaid’ clad in blue, handing out pithy messages from her dolphin friends (for a price).  You really never know what you might see at this fair!

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