Carbon Landscaping

The United Nations declared 2015 The Year of Soil - strange. Should it not be The Year of Air or Water. Even, perhaps, Food. These are currency right now; and many companies dive right in reducing their environmental footprint. Good for them. Everyone needs to do their bit.
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Water Wise Gardening

Riaan du Plessis, a farmer, stands on the cracked earth that three weeks ago was the bottom of a reservoir on his farm in Groot Marico, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015.

It might not look this bad in your front yard, but it might as the drought persist.

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Dressed Soil Is The Best Soil

Food comes from soil. Not only is it important to reduce waste. If we have waste we should return it back to soil.
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Food Waste Composting In The Bush

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Being in the bush is a wonderful - and particularly African - experience. Nothing beats it. But what about your food waste?
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Bees, Butterflies and Birds

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Our pollinators are under threat. Planting pollinator friendly plants not only helps these valuable creatures. You also end up with a beautiful garden.
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What to do with wood ash?

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The nights are longer. Everything chillier. Time for a lovely log fire? But what to do with your wood ash?
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Say NO to micro beads

These days skin care seems to be a lot about adding "ex foliating" benefits to the gel/cream/soap.

These are usually microbeads which are part of the products formulation.

But what are they doing for the environment?
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The Organic Way

The benefits of using chemical free fertilisers on your garden: the organic way.

Farmers all over the world use chemical fertilisers, but many are now shifting to organic fertilisers. 

Why should you be joining them? Many chemical fertilisers are made from non renewable resources like fossil fuels!


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Climate Change, Resilience and the Rural Poor

Improving rural resilience to climate change will not be about creating dependency on engineered seeds; but rather will be delving into traditional knowledge systems.
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