Slow Food Snail Trail No.143 April 2018

By , April 19, 2018 1:37 pm


Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 18h30
Silwood School of Cookery, Silwood Road, Rondebosch

We’re delighted that Jill Farrant, professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Cape Town, will be giving a presentation at our annual general meeting this year. Her interest is in making drought-tolerant crops for Africa – as much of our continent is likely to be a desert by 2050.


Among her many awards she was the recipient of the 2012 L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science. She has been part of an international consortium of researchers, led by Professor Henk Hilhorst of Wageningen University & Research in Holland, studying food crops that can survive extreme drought.

For more information click HERE.
This article on National Geographic may be of interest to you as well. Click HERE.

“Before’ and ‘after’ rain of the resurrection plant

The presentation will be followed by the formal AGM.

We would appreciate nominations and volunteers for enthusiastic new members to the committee, and for this purpose a nomination form is attached. We would love to have some new members with IT, public relations and journalistic skills.

Please ensure that your nominee signs acceptance of your nomination and that it is forwarded to Lorna van Besouw by Monday 21 May. The minutes of the previous AGM, the annual report, and the financial accounts are also attached to this notice.

After the formalities we’ll enjoy a light supper of soup, bread and cheese with wine.

If you wish to attend only the talk and the AGM there will be no charge. However, if you are staying on for supper, please let us know, for catering purposes.

The cost for the meal, including wine is R 180 per person.

Book with Lorna van Besouw as usual (see below) and please indicate if you are coming to the AGM, talk and meal or AGM and talk only. Bookings will close on Monday 21 May.

When booking please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please pay by EFT, and do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your booking.

If you cannot pay by EFT, then please bring cash to the meeting, but a booking will render you liable even if you do not come.


• Silwood School of Cookery is at the bottom (eastern end) of Silwood Road in Rondebosch.
• There is limited parking inside the gates and plenty of space in the surrounding roads.

Click HERE for an online map.


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