Alongside the programmes of long-term monitoring of colonies and individual Lithops plants, the Foundation has embarked upon an active programme of education which emphasises the importance of conserving the plants in habitat. The Foundation has already had the opportunity to address a home-school group at a local farm meeting and showed the children and parents the plants in habitat. A meeting of the farmers wives union at Alte Kalköfen Lodge included a visit to the Cole Lithoparium where they received information about the work of the Foundation. These educational opportunities have unexpectedly become a source of information about undiscovered localities of Lithops when the farmers (or their wives) reach a recognition of what they have on their land. This educational program will continue with the publication of information about Lithops in the information sheets of different farmers' unions magazines and by participating in the home-school activities of children.