Reliance, the leading organic compost provider in the Western Cape, are thrilled to announce the opening of their new depot in George. Situated opposite Kraaibosch Nursery, the depot will supply certified organic compost and product mixes to the Garden Route’s green industry, offering the highest quality and service that Reliance is well known for.
Darryl Cheng is the green-thumbed whizz we all wish to be. Through his blog, the House Plant Journal, Darryl inspires thousands of avid followers with his clever and easy-to-understand plant guidance. Based in Toronto, his house is the definition of an urban jungle. By day, he is a business analyst and focuses on understanding client requirements, which he says is quite similar to understanding plants
Gangster culture has been an open wound for South Africa for nearly as long as history can tell. A festering, open wound. The lifestyle, fueled by drugs, money, sex and violence has always been very present and is feared to be growing in popularity, with kids as young as 11 being roped into this desolate way of life
With the high occurrence of load shedding that we’ve experienced in South Africa in the past, looking at alternative energy sources should be a priority. We all need to change the way we live if we want to try and save the planet from ourselves, and the rapid depletion of natural energy resources is one of the biggest concerns
Reduce, reuse, recycle’ is probably one of the most important buzz terms to come out of the 21st century. And while the concept itself isn’t necessarily a new one, the phrase really is easy to remember, seeing as its sing-song sound reminds us of what to do when shopping. And, while we should all be committing to the first two words (reduce and reuse), so as to avoid using the last (recycle), making the conscious decision to recycle is a powerful one
It’s quite a challenge to sum Ron Finley up, he’s a fitness trainer and a designer, but all with the purpose of supporting his passion – gardening. He calls what he does ‘gangsta gardening’ and is slowly turning South Central in Los Angeles, a relatively low-income neighbourhood, into a food garden mecca
After our inspiring chat with Lauren Singer from trashisfortossers, we were charged up about starting our journey to minimising waste in our day-to-day lives. We were thrilled when this fabulous bamboo mug landed on our desks – almost as if the universe was saying – “here you go, a little something to get you started”
It’s 7h00, your alarm goes off, you hop out of bed and into the shower. Your shower gel is about to finish, so you squeeze out the last few drops and throw the plastic bottle in the bin. Next, you’re out of the shower, and after brushing your teeth, you make a note to buy more toothpaste. And deodorant. These are all products that we use daily, but where do these empty bottles, packets and tubes go once we’ve discarded them?
Villiera is a well known name in South African wine circles, but what might be lesser known, is the heart and story behind this family-run winery. In a business as big as wine, taking the greener route is not always an option. The biggest argument against going green is that it can be costly and that it doesn’t make financial sense
There’s nothing quite as intoxicating as the smell of a cup of expertly brewed coffee, it’s right up there with newborn babies, freshly laundered linen and bread straight out of the oven. Most of us drink it every day, probably a couple of times a day – but do you ever give a thought to where it comes from?
Kobus van der Merwe is one of South Africa’s most treasured culinary gems. He truly embodies what it means to be mindful, ethical and resourceful, footsteps that more chefs could follow. He forages ingredients from the landscape of the Paternoster coastline and uses only sustainable, green-listed seafood for his intimate bistro Oep ve Koep
Recently over 60 people from different organisations and walks of life came together with shared interest and common goal to plant trees for the future. It all started with one passionate member of the Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc), Paul Cartmel, who started a small idea that spiralled out exponentially