Scarboroughmail, Wed 29 Nov 2017

Waterless toilets workshop

As this water crisis begins to unfold, it seems that maintaining a flushing toilet will become one of the biggest challenges for regular households. Will there be enough grey water available to flush? Can the waste water be collected and stored at the right point in the existing system?

There are ways to do this, but the simplest solution might be to install a completely waterless compost system. We brought our first wooden compost toilet 6 years ago from Ruth Ehrhardt and Derek Gripper and have not used a single drop of water in our toilets since then. The system is very simple and costs almost nothing to set up and operate. You end up with a huge pile of rich compost from it each year and save around 50,000 liters of drinking water a year. However, it does take some degree of maintenance and discipline to operate it.

I am willing to host a free demo workshop at our home in Redhill on Sat 9 Dec at 9AM. Please contact me to book a place.
Alistair Berg:  084 393 3283 (sms or whatsapp)

Rainwater harvesting and greywater system installation

We can highly recommend the services of our friend Simba to help with installing and setting up water tanks, filters, piping and electric pumps. He lives with us in Redhill, has his own bakkie and is a very trusted and diligent worker. He has regularly taken on building and maintenance projects for Scarborough residents and is available to meet and discuss your ideas.
Call Simba on 073 144 5795 (from Alistair Berg)

Whole Earth Cafe – Celebrating Summer Nights,  beginning this Thu 30 Nov
THURSDAY NIGHTS are all about plants as our chef, Abigail, will be creating incredible curries, lasagne, burgers, gnocchi, soups, cakes, ice cream & more all made purely from plants.

FRIDAY NIGHTS are all about spectacular SUSHI & we are so excited to have sushi chef Anele coming to make the finest sushi for us right here in Scarborough.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!  
Booking is essential so call us on 021 780 1138 or email

Osnat's 2017 Art exhibition – Opens Sun 10 Dec

Etching Studio Open Day and Exhibition

Noeleen Kleve, artist, etching teacher and art therapy facilitator, is holding an open studio day and exhibition, ‘Journey in Print’ which showcases the best work of her etching students. On 2 December, the studio will be open with works in progress so one can see how fine art prints are made.

Saturday 2 December, 11h00 and 17h00, 8 Sunbird Close, Kommetjie.
Laurel Holmes:  082 480 4210,

HWS monthly report

Kalk Bay Main Rd

Planned road surfacing will take place at the Clairvaux intersection on Monday, 4 December and Tuesday, 5 December. Motorists are to expect traffic disruptions and are encouraged to use alternative routes. A stop-go system will be in place throughout both days. Traffic officials will be on duty to assist with traffic control.

World Series Soccer Holiday Clinic

Dates:  Monday 04 to Friday 08 December (first clinic)
Time:  15:00 to 17:30
Ages:  5-12 years
Cost:  R250 per day
Bookings:  082 351 7599 or

For sale

Firewood  –  we have an excess pile of well seasoned gum and pine logs, ideal for summer braai's. Delivery can be arranged but happy for buyers to collect too. Prices negotiable dependent on quantity, but basically R1 per log. Level bakkie load would be R450. Please contact
Sally Berg:  084 393 3305 (whatsapp preferably or call)

Furniture – perfect for an eco-conscious work at home person. Table and cabinet hand made by a local carpenter out of alien wood (Poplar – looks like yellowwood). The desk cost us R6K , the Cabinet R4K and the 2 chairs R3K – so total cost R13K – I will be willing for someone to collect all 4 items at a steal/cost of R4K provided they collect before Thursday.
David Parry-Davies:  +27 82 331 9877,

Accommodation available

Stone and thatch cottage – available from December, short or long lease.
Janis Corr:,  021 780 1592 (8-9am)

Accommodation needed

I’m looking for a two bedroom cottage/house, 1 or 1.5 bathrooms, some level of security, garden or wild area would be good. Don’t have pets. In and around Scarborough area for a six month to a year rental. Occupation December or Jan. I’m local and spend a lot of my spare time in Scarborough and now have the opportunity to live in the area. Very good references if needed.
Emma Wright:

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