Thursday 13 October offers a wide variety of happenings. There is certainly something for everyone.
Between 10h00 and 11h00 the Bryanston Market PGS group offers two talks. Rosemary Sneyd of The Organic Herb Co. talks about The Wonder of Herbs, while Shadreck Mhlanga, an expert on compost and compost making, talks about Vermicompost.
At 10h20, 10h30 and 12h50 we have classes 3A, 8A and 5A of the Michael Mount Waldorf School singing and playing marimbas. A showcase of the musical talent that abounds at the school.
Then from 10h30 to 12h30 join us for a Knitted Knockathon. October is breast cancer awareness month. Knit a pair of breast prostheses (knockers) from beautiful jersey wool for the Helen Joseph Breast Clinic. A donation of R50 for the materials will be taken.
On Thursday and Saturday members of the Bryanston Market PGS Group are available to show you the work done by the group. PGS is the assurance system used by the market to ensure that the fresh produce sold in our market is grown in accordance with organic agriculture principles. Stallholders selling PGS produce have endorsement certificates of their supplying farmers displayed in their stalls.
PGS (Participatory Guarantee Systems) were developed under the guidance of IFOAM Organics International as a peer review organic assurance system that involves all stakeholders and enables smallholder organic farmers, who find the cost of third party organic certification beyond their means of operation, access to markets to sell their produce.
Annual appraisal visits are made by the PGS Group to the supplying forms and customers are welcomed as key participants on these visits. We look forward to having you join us on a farm visit.
With wonderfully warm weather the order of the day, do join us in celebrating our birthday. The market is dressed in party finery, there are plenty of children's crafting activities on offer and customer spot prizes are given away throughout the day.
There is a market memory wall to enjoy, a guest book in which to record your memories and a display of memorabilia from way back when.....
And, there are some beautiful big prizes to be won at a cost of R20 a lucky entry. The draw will take place on 29 October and funds raised will go to Habitat for Humanity. We join the Michael Mount Waldorf School Class 10 Community Project in this fundraising drive. Our target is R100,000 so please come and make your contribution towards this worthy cause.