The Passion that Drives Nature Valley Trust

Have you ever tried to do something that you really have a passion for? That passion propels you further than you thought possible. Nature Valley Trust (NVT) has that drive. As such, this non-profit oganisation has reached plenty of remarkable … Continued

GARDEN HEROES: growing our future together

It’s time for a food revolution in Africa! Currently, in Africa more than 200 million people are undernourished and approximately 33 million children go to sleep malnourished and hungry every night. “Overcoming poverty must become an act of justice” and … Continued

Knysna initiatives and Greenpop works towards regrowing forests

During Greenpop’s first Eden Festival of Action over 4,000 trees were planted by 265 participants and volunteers. Operating from Peace of Eden Vegan and Eco Lodge in Rheenendal, the festival’s sites spread throughout the surrounding areas ranging from Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Sedgefield to Touwsranten, … Continued

Talking about conservation

So I attended Conversations in Conservation at Fairy Knowe in Wilderness. And I’m so glad I did! It was informative, inspiring and interesting. Some of the highlights for me were: Gabriel Scholtz (Working For Water– Invasive clearing and the SANPARKS … Continued

Spekboom planting at Samara

Author: Bradley Dennis from Samara Using the Spekboom as a Carbon Sink Spekboom is a small tree shrub that grows naturally in the Karoo. Widespread across the country today, it is found in most gardens and urban areas. Spekboom is … Continued

(Re)connect with nature in Platbos forest!

Greenpop is doing it again! Join them for Combining tree-planting with music, community building and fun activities! (Read about last year’s Friends Fest / Read what Matthew Koehorst wrote about Greenpop’s Reforest Fest in Zambia) Greenpop launches its 7th annual … Continued

Edible Forest Workshop in Wilderness

On 12 November 2016 I joined for a Food Forest Gardening workshop, facilitated by Matthew Koehorst from Six Kingdoms Project and permaculture designer Sean Spender.