Entries by Nailah Furnival

Normal is Over is a documentary that uncovers the financial and economic paradigm underlying our planetary problems

The budget required for project ‘Save Civilization’ is estimated to be 1/3 of the U.S. Military Budget, which at the time of making this documentary was set at $598bn – this is according to Prof. Lester R. Brown, founder of the Worldwatch and Earth Policy institutes. And if you think about it, it’s a one-time […]

The Urban Hunter Gatherer

Charles Standing is a multi-faceted man, a modern day Renaissance guy if you like. He chops wood with an axe, has been mountaineering in the Andes, was a school teacher and even portrayed Father Christmas at a children’s party…….and he can cook. But this story isn’t about any of those things, it’s about Charlie, The […]

The Urban Hunter Gatherer – Spanakopita

Charles Standing’s Dune Spinach Spanakopita puts a lovely local twist on that Greek favourite we all struggle to pronounce.  Instead of English spinach, opt for a foraged dune spinach, failing that, store bought will work just as well. INGREDIENTS (4 servings) 2 double handfuls of spinach leaves (in this case dune spinach) 1 onion chopped […]

How to find your purpose

By Si Ekin One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves as human beings, I believe, is, “what is my purpose?”. This article explains how to find your purpose. When we can achieve congruence between our purpose and our actions, it’s a winning formula. It’s a great place to come from and provides […]

Introducing TheTreeApp, South Africa

  It’s that time of year when we settle into summer and start taking advantage of some time off. Perfect for going on picnics, meandering hikes and exploring our beautiful country’s vegetation. But how often do we admire a tree – it’s flowers, its unusual leaves or its spectacular size and shape – and not know […]

Kanyisa Psychoactive Plant Conference

  While visiting South Africa in 2012, Julian Palmer, psychoactive plant expert and spiritual trip guide, quickly realised there was a substantially large enough ‘plant medicine’ community here to warrant a Psychoactive Plant Conference. Khanyisa’s vision is to bring forth knowledge of psychoactive plant use across the continent of Africa by encouraging research and sharing […]

Healing naturally through Phytoalchemy.

In recent years, since about the early 90’s, alternative medicines have really begun to popularise, slowly releasing western society from the clutches of the Biomedical Model of medicine as the one and only solution for physiological healing. That’s not to say there isn’t a place for biomedical medicine, you wouldn’t call a herbalist to perform […]

Eco-Logic Awards – 2018 Entries

It’s that time of year when entries are called for, for the Eco-Logic Awards 2018. You are invited to nominate an eco-champion that you believe is making a positive contribution towards creating an eco-logical society and environment – or nominate your own organisation, product or project under one (or more) of the 13 categories, to name […]

1 Day Left! Chip In on a Zero Waste Shop.

Thundafund, is South Africa’s leading rewards-based crowdfunding platform and they are currently working with a project called Shop Zero, which is a waste free, organic grocery store opening up in Cape Town. Shop Zero will be the the place to shop at if you are looking for a completely zero waste retailer serving bulk food, […]