SA 2014 Part 3: More Shots from the 3rd Annual Trash to Treasure Festival

Here is Part 3 of my photo journal to South Africa for the 3rd of the Trash to Treasure Festivals several weeks ago, featuring shots from the Eco Brick Competition and Roundhouse that was being built, some local Greyton and Genadendal Talents, and the band Black South Easter:

– Jo Stodgel 4/12/14

SA 2014 Part 2: The 3rd Annual Trash to Treasure Festival

Herein is the second round of photos from my journey to South Africa two weeks ago for the 3rd Annual Trash to Treasure Festival.

The price of admission to the Festival was one eco-brick – a plastic bottle stuffed full of waste plastics – which could then be placed into a wall of the outdoor classroom that is being built at the Greyton Green Park.

It was a huge milestone for us to see this vision realized at the Festival this year; people gathering and containing  the plastic waste of their community and dumping site and utilizing it immediately as a building material.

– Jo Stodgel 4/30/14

SA 2014 Part 1: From Brooklyn to the Greyton Green Park

Here is the first installment in a collection of photographs that I took during a five day journey to the Western Cape of South Africa and back to the land of Brooklyn, NY. I was honored to be invited down for the weekend to help with and host the Third Annual Trash to Treasure Festival of Transition at the Greyton Green Park.

Herein is pictured my journey from the trains of New York City to the streets of Cape Town and beyond to the beautiful hills and surrounds of the Riviersonderend Range and river valley, to see the foundations and base layers of one of the first eco brick constructions in South Africa:

– Jo Stodgel 4/29/14

Green Home: South Africa’s Source for Biodegradable Packaging

A week ago I flew down to South Africa to help for a few days with this year’s edition of the Trash to Treasure Festivals. My dear friend and business partner Candice Mostert picked me up from Cape Town International Airport.

Before returning to the Green Park in Greyton we had to run a few errands including picking up all sorts of biodegradable goods from Green Home for usage at the Festival. Here are some shots from their store front in Ottery:

– Joseph Stodgel, 4/18/14