ANNUAL REPORT OF THE KOGELBERG BRANCH OF THE BOTANICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA JULY 2017

- Merrilee Berrisford, Chairman. People are at the core, the heart of any organisation. Today we honour the memory of one of the very foundation bricks of Kogelberg Branch, Jill Attwell. Jill, in her nineties, died peacefully earlier this month. We knew her as a writer, hacker, fynbos gardener and visionary. She was our first Honorary Life Member of BotSoc. Jill and her husband, conservationist the late Bo (Roelf) Attwell together made a huge contribution to promoting the natural environment. It just happens that we are about to publish as an e-book, Jill’s history of…

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE KOGELBERG BRANCH OF THE BOTANICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA: JULY 2016

- Merrilee Berrisford: Branch Chairman Last year as we launched our book, Your Place in the Kogelberg by Tim Attwell, could we have imagined that it would be selling at the South African stand at the Chelsea Flower Show, its cover pictured on the back of the official brochure? Sales of Your Place in the Kogelberg have been steady with outlets in the Kogelberg villages, Kirstenbosch, Somerset West, Grabouw and Hermanus. The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve Company bought 120 copies to sell through its network. At the Botsoc Branch Convention in Port Elizabeth, ten copies sold…