Lightr Feet

Take a small step, make a small change, lighten your environmental impact as you light the way for others

5th Place offers an onsite, interactive workshop easy to implement ways for suburbanites and city dwellers to have a lighter environmental footprint.

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Take the step that’s in front of you


At 5th Place we are not only about making our inner world a better place we also see a space to make our outer world better too. We live on the earth, eat from the earth, we breathe its air and drink its water. The earth can survive without us, we cannot survive without the earth.

Finding a way to tread lighter on the earth, to consume less, waste less, eat local, drink clean, breathe fresh, and at the same time to replenish what has been removed is quite easy. It is not necessary to change the world in one day, it is required to make small changes, take small steps.

A series of 3 hour mini workshops will be held at the 5th Place property where practical, everyday solutions and ideas will be shared on how you can reduce your environmental footprint. Suitable for children and a great family outing.

Much of the workshop is spent outdoors so if the weather is inclement the workshop may have to be cancelled. In this case participants will have a choice to have their tickets refunded or transferred to a later date.

How will you benefit?

This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Explore five areas you can easily reduce your environmental footprint. These include:
    • Food
    • Water
    • Soil
    • Waste
    • Community
  • Witness how it is done in reality
  • Get ideas and share inspiration for your own environment and circumstances
  • Get access to resources and support
  • Become a member of the Lightr Feet community

Course dates


The next Lightr Feet Workshops are planned for 2022.

Should you wish to take part in a future course complete the course registration form below indicating your interest and we will contact you as soon as course dates are available.


The three hour workshop costs R400 per person

  • Payment can be made via bank transfer (EFT) or credit card
  • Use LightrFeet+workshop date as the reference
  • Payment must be made prior to attending the workshop

Frequently asked questions

The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.

—Lady Bird Johnson

Programme outline

Participants are encouraged to arrive 5 - 10 minutes before the start of the workshop. Each workshop will follow the same basic outline with allowances given based on the season and the weather.


Overview of the afternoon


You are what you eat

Where does your food come from

Chicken or beef?

Growing your own food


Water quality

Rain water harvesting

Pool as a reservoir



Importance of the soil

Improving soil quality

No turn gardening

The work that weeds do

Bring on the bees


Reduce, recycle, reuse

Flip your food waste




Street groups

Sharing is caring

Facebook has it’s uses

Course facilitators

Chantal Dawtrey

Chantal Dawtrey

Chantal is a credentialed coach and registered coach supervisor with COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa) and a past chairperson of the Research and Supervision Portfolio Committees. She is a qualified teacher, a Neuro Linguistic practitioner, and has an MPhil in Management Coaching (cum laude) through the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She is the co-founder of 5th Place and co-creator of Shape of Emotion.

Matthew Green

Matthew Green

Matthew is a member of COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa) and is a qualified aromatherapist, EFT practitioner and coach. He's studied Waldorf education, NLP and has been researching and working with human development potential since he was 20 years old. He is the co-founder of 5th Place and co-creator of Shape of Emotion.

The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.
—John Paul II

5th Place course registration form

To register complete the online registration form below.

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel your registration less than 2 working days prior to the workshop commencement, you will be liable for 50% of the fee
  • If you who do not attend the workshop without cancelling, you will still be liable for the full fee
  • Life happens, if you cannot attend the workshop due to an emergency that arises 24 hours or less before the workshop you can either request a refund or transfer to a future workshop date
  • Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing, via email, to [email protected] or Whatsapp 0829012402
  • Cancellations may only be deemed to be effective once confirmed by a member of 5th Place
  • If a workshop has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, you have a choice to have the tickets refunded or transfered to a later date.

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A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.

—Leo Tolstoy