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Invite your 2021 Sustainable companions home…We are excited to launch the 2021 Sustainable Living Diary! Along with the 2021 Planting Calendar and Garden Guide, featuring the theme of “Seeds and Food Security” being the hot topic of our time and the first obvious step on our journey to sustainability within our South African communities… these are such exciting times. I always knew […]
Sustainable Living Diary and FREE Directory listingGreetings fellow South Africans I’m honoured to be alive and here with you, in these interesting times. Since 2001, I have followed my hearts calling to create annual publications, sharing valuable information, adapting to what’s relevant as the years go on. The Planting Calendar began it’s journey in 2009, now matured to a useful tool […]
Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Garden GuideRight now, where you live, in your neighborhood and around your home, you can make a difference, by adapting your lifestyle one step at a time, to become more sustainable. Get the neighborhood involved if you can, inspire a sense of community, as you turn every patch of earth around your hood into an edible […]
What is Organic Gardening?Many people wonder what organic gardening is. The answer is that organic gardeners do not use chemical based/synthetic fertilizers or pesticides on their plants. Gardening organically is much more than what you don’t do. When you garden organically, you think of your plants as part of a whole system within the environment that starts in […]
A new paradigm for city structuresWho said you can’t be a farmer in the middle of the city? More and more people are trying their hand at growing various edibles on balcony gardens, rooftop gardens, sidewalk gardens and vertical gardens in, above and around the bricks and pipes and fences of our city-scapes. Urban Farming, a way for city dwellers […]
An Introduction to Urban AgricultureThe purpose of Urban Agriculture: • Urban Food Security – ensures that good quality fresh food is freely available to city dwellers at a fair price by producing it as near to the points-of-sale as possible. • Reduces the carbon footprint by eliminating the logistics of supplying fresh produce markets from sources lying great distances […]
HydroponicsHydroponics began in the 1930’s in the USA as an outgrowth of the culture techniques used by plant physiologists in plant nutrition experiments in the USA. It did not begin with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon as many might incorrectly pre-suppose. There were no compound chemicals available then and at best the Hanging Gardens were […]
Home remedies for your gardenCitrus Oil and Cayenne Pepper This organic pesticide works well on ants. Mix 10 drops of citrus essential oil with one teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1 cup of warm water. Shake well and spray on the affected areas.Citrus Oil and Cayenne Pepper – This organic pesticide works well on ants. Mix 10 drops of citrus […]
Organic DIY RemediesGetting rid of pests, the organic way When you see insects in your garden, take the time to really watch what they’re doing. Are they actually destroying the plant or just nibbling at it a bit? Many plants can outgrow minor damage. Also, in many cases, insects attack stressed out plants. Encourage the natural predators […]