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Abundance of Water

In this video, Alosha shares his knowledge of the current water situation in a drought-stricken South Africa. He also provides us with some great water wise tips and practical solutions for our own gardens and homes so that we too…

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Urban agriculture helps city grow

Cape Town’s growing interest in urban agriculture is set to change the city’s attitude towards food security and sustainable food production. Across the world, in spaces where food was often taken for granted, more people are becoming aware of the urgent need…

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Grow your own food in six easy steps

It may seem overwhelming to start growing your own food if it’s something you’ve never tried before. It seems like there are so many different things to consider, like soil type, garden placement, what to plant, how to deal with…

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Grown up gardens

Grown up gardens It is no surprise given the increase in world population over the last few decades that many people are opting to live in apartment blocks or flats, as unless one has a family or requires large open…

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Composting solutions for food security

A couple of centuries ago Thomas Malthus argued that since population multiplies geometrically, and food production arithmetically, population will eventually outstrip the food supply. Fossil fuels and the ‘green revolution’ helped us dodge this bullet, but unless we come up…

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October planting guidelines

October in South Africa is an important month for any home gardener. It’s a great time of year to watch the miracles of nature as your garden bursts into abundance. Make sure you are prepared to maintain your garden well…

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Gifts that grow

This festive season take a different approach to gift giving with these simple ideas that grow: 5 green fingered gift ideas for the season: Succulents- Tough, hardy, beautiful. South Africa is blessed with an outstanding amount of fantastic indigenous succulents….

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