Zithulele Alien Hack on Wild Coast
Wild Coast, Zithulele
We had a great morning cutting Ink Berry (Cestrum laevigatum). It is a Category 1 invasive plant from South America and is taking over the indigenous vegetation in a stream which feeds the Mncwasa River.
Alien vegetation drinks a lot more water than indigenous trees.
During the winter months the stream does not flow.
We spent the morning getting stuck in with the help of some neighborhood kids. The wood will be left to dry and then allocated to elderly women in the village who will use it for fire wood.
We then had a picnic lunch, which included a stew cooked in a solar oven on sight and then cooled off in the river.