Schools Enviro Weekend

Due to popular request, Terra-Khaya is pleased to announce that this year’s Festival of Trees will now include a dedicated, school’s-only planting weekend. Secondary schools (Grade 8 - 10) are invited to book NOW for the eco-educational event of the year!

What is an ‘Enviro-Weekend’?Hogsback’s Festival of Trees 2017 is a collaborative event pioneered by Terra-Khaya “Earth Home Project” in Hogsback and Greenpop, a Cape Town based environmental education, urban greening and reforestation organisation. The project aims to facilitate ecological restoration and invasive alien control by clearing alien vegetation, planting new trees, and managing the landscape over the long term. It does this through a fun, educational and inspiring approach that encourages people to get involved and get their hands dirty by planting trees and being part of the solution.In 2016, the weekend long festival held at Terra-Khaya was vibrantly packed with environmentally driven discussions and workshops, art, tree planting, social networking, healthy vegetarian eating, music and a fertile celebration of life. The tree planting facilitated by Greenpop and their energetic team saw 2 100 trees planted in just one day!In 2017, The Festival of Trees is growing to include a dedicated weekend for schools only, as well as the main festival weekend and a bumper eco-week. The Festival of Trees school’s weekend is a fun way for teenagers to work and learn together in nature as well as a great opportunity for play and social integration. Teachers! Bring your learners to join in, get digging and help build a greener future for us all. Terra-Khaya and Greenpop would like to invite your school and students to be part of the 2017 Festival of Trees School’s Planting Weekend this September.

The School’s Weekend Programme Includes:

  • Camping on Friday and Saturday nights (Dorm rooms, beds and private rooms are reserved for teachers)
  • All vegetarian meals including breakfast, lunch, supper and healthy snacks and refreshments
  • Art activities - making recycled arts and crafts, making crazy costumes for planting day
  • Permaculture workshop
  • Morning exercises and energetic, interactive warm up games
  • Eco-Education workshops every day, aligned with the curriculum
  • Theatre production and drama workshop by Well Worn Theatre Company
  • Eco-film screenings
  • Dress-up night with live music and DJ
  • Indigenous trees to plant on tree planting day!
A detailed schedule including times will be released in July.PLEASE NOTE: There will be no alcohol, illegal substances or dangerous weapons permitted on site. Teachers are asked to emphasize this with their groups. Checks will be made at the gate and none of these items will be permitted onto the property. Learners, teachers and  schools will also be asked to sign an indemnity form.

Cost per Learner / Teacher:

  • R520 per learner
  • R580 per teacher in dorm beds (private rooms at additional costs) 
10% discount for groups of 15 or more. 10% discount for Early Bird bookings made by 1st July 2017. There is a maximum of 20 tickets available per school, including teachers. A minimum of two teachers must attend with each group. Subsidised places are available for schools that need financial assistance. For more information about how to apply for subsidised places, please contact


Please Bring:

  • Your own cutlery, crockery and a mug (in aiming to reduce waste, we do not supply any food in takeaway containers).
  • Spades and gardening tools
  • Good energy and laughter
A detailed packing list for each learner as well as directions to Terra Khaya will be provided on confirmation of booking.For bookings or for more information regarding the event, please or call +27 82 8977503