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Article written by: Martin Hatchuel CPRP

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From total destruction in the fires of 7 June, to “most successful festival ever” in just three months: the 2017 Knysna Timber Festival (29 September – 1 October) has been hailed as both a triumph, and a cathartic, life-affirming experience.

“The Knysna Timber Initiative decided at its very first meeting after the fires that the Festival would go ahead by hook or by crook – despite the fact that both the venue, Timber Village, and my home and office – with all the Festival documents and records - were completely burned to the ground,” said Festival manager, Picca de Bruin.

Recent news coverage of the successful 2017 Knysna Timber Festival

 

 

Article written by: Martin Hatchuel CPRP

Knysna timber festival frikkie

Two major industry players have signed up to exhibit at this year's Knysna Timber Festival (29 September to 1 October).

“The event will take place as #KnysnaRises after the fires that devastated the Garden Route in June, and we're expecting it to be an awesome and very positive opportunity for everyone who has an interest in timber – professionals, builders, woodworkers, hobbyists, and homeowners alike - to get together, to share ideas, and to inspire one another,” said festival manager Picca de Bruin.

Article written by: Martin Hatchuel CPRP

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The timber economy of the Garden Route is once again on the rise despite the devastation caused by the recent fires – and much of the impetus for this comes from the fact that people in the industry have begun to work together.

“There's a very positive energy in the industry these days, and we see the Timber Festival as a catalyst for this revival. It’s played a very valuable role in bringing people together,” said Jock McConnachie of Timber Village and the Knysna Timber Initiative, which owns the Festival.

Article written by: Martin Hatchuel CPRP

Knysna timber festival media release

The Knysna Timber Festival 2017 will go ahead as planned from 29 September to 1 October - and it’ll take place as usual at its traditional venue at Timber Village, despite the fact that Timber Village was burned to the ground during the town’s recent devastating fires.

The Knysna Timber Initiative - the organisers of the event - see this year’s Festival as an important milestone during which members of the industry can meet and help one another in restarting and re-growing the Garden Route’s hard-hit timber economy.

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FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

TIME TOPIC PRESENTER CONTACT
10h00 - 10h30 “The Living Heritage of Knysna"30 min DVD Storyteller Films  
12h00 - 13h00 Seal & Colour your wood – The Woodoc Way Come and view our short How-To-videos - they will assist you in choosing the right finish for your wood. With Woodoc Colours the possibilities are endless – you will be inspired and the creative juices will flow. Ronell Grobler, Woodoc’s in-house paint chemist, will be available to answer any Woodoc-related questions you may have. Delray Turner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
072 677 8932
13h30 - 14h30 Traditional Archery - Heartwood bows A short background, bow making, woods, bow making process Johnny Snyman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
084 534 2863
14h30 - 15h15 Making use of wood waste Catchment management involves the felling of tons and tons of invasive plant material. Not only does this pose a fire risk but it represents mass nutrient removal from the system. There are many different ways of turning that waste into something useful, I will talk about biochar, compost, housing and goats… yes goats Pam Booth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
082 875 0342
15h15 - 16h00 The Art of the Indigenous tree The indigenous forest on the doorstep of Knysna symbolizes a work of art. The trees have temperamental personalities, just like artists. Each tree is also an individual art piece. My talk will open this art gallery for every one. Dalena Wolmarans This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
083 263 1784
 



SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

TIME TOPIC PRESENTER CONTACT
09h30 - 10h00 “The Living Heritage of Knysna"30 min DVD Storyteller Films  
10h00 - 11h00 Discover the wonderworld of Tjhoko paint "A short introduction on Tjhoko paint and a demonstration of one of the paint techniques. Keep up with the trends - repurpose and revive literally anything in and around your home. As seen on kykNET, thehomechannel (DSTV 176); tuis/home and Creative HOBBIES magazines" Anita Jordaan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
083 459 1319
11h30 The interesting thing about bees "A talk about bees" EM Langenhoven This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11h00 - 12h00 NewCarbon Innovative Solutions to process biomass into biocarbon and energy. NewCarbon (Pty) Ltd is developing innovative technologies to process biomass to produce biocarbon, wood vinegar and heat energy for application to markets that has the potential to transform the community, the environment and local economies. Marius van der Merwe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
082 383 8339
12h15 - 13h15 Forest: A Valuable asset to the community Forest not only play an important role in carbon sequestration, but also provides us with a valuable source of fiber for various applications. Wood fibers are used by many different societies in many different forms throughout the world. Wood is good and forests provide us with this versatile source. Barry Muller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
083 289 3023
13h15 - 14h15 Traditional Archery- Heartwood bows A short background, bow making, woods, bow making process Johnny Snyman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
084 534 2863
14h15 - 15h15 Seal & Colour your wood – The Woodoc Way Come and view our short How-To-videos - they will assist you in choosing the right finish for your wood. With Woodoc Colours the possibilities are endless – you will be inspired and the creative juices will flow. Ronell Grobler, Woodoc’s in-house paint chemist, will be available to answer any Woodoc-related questions you may have. Delray Turner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
072 677 8932
14h30 - 15h30 "The Living Heritage of Knysna "30 min DVD Storyteller Films  
 



SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER

TIME TOPIC PRESENTER CONTACT
09h30 - 10h00 “The Living Heritage of Knysna"30 min DVD Storyteller Films  
10h00 - 11h00 Discover the wonderworld of Tjhoko paint "A short introduction on Tjhoko paint and a demonstration of one of the paint techniques. Keep up with the trends - repurpose and revive literally anything in and around your home. As seen on kykNET, thehomechannel (DSTV 176); tuis/home and Creative HOBBIES magazines" Anita Jordaan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
083 459 1319
11h00 - 12h00 Seal & Colour your wood – The Woodoc Way Come and view our short How-To-videos - they will assist you in choosing the right finish for your wood. With Woodoc Colours the possibilities are endless – you will be inspired and the creative juices will flow. Ronell Grobler, Woodoc’s in-house paint chemist, will be available to answer any Woodoc-related questions you may have. Delray Turner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
072 677 8932
12h00 - 13h00 Traditional Archery- Heartwood bows A short background, bow making, woods, bow making process Johnny Snyman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
084 534 2863
13h00 - 13h30 "The Living Heritage of Knysna "30 min DVD Storyteller Films  
 



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