Six Kingdoms Ecological Landscaping

Contact 076 6189 722 for indigenous gardens, edible landscaping and sustainable water management including ponds, rain management features, and water harvesting on the Garden Route (South Africa). Six Kingdoms is an incredible team of passionate, conscious and knowledgeable people who … Continued

Planting the Rain to Grow Abundance, Brad Lancaster at TEDxTucson

Do you have any idea of what amazing things would be possible if you could see, and partner with, the unseen natural abundance around you? Problems transform into solutions, and previously unimagined wonders of life emerge. Brad shares the inspiring … Continued

Organisations focus: Living Lands

Want to support an organisation through donating a percentage of your sales? Living Lands is an organisation of which I’ve been able to meet some of the committed and inspiring staff, and I believe the work they do is valuable … Continued

John Sabraw paints with pigments from toxic water

John Sabraw makes art from pigments obtained from acid mine drainage in USA, and paints to raise awareness of the problem, and their solution: to turn the ugly into the beautiful. For decades, pollution from abandoned underground coalmines has been … Continued

Pledge Nature Reserve: The Reserve with a Beautiful Story

Pledge Nature Reserve has quite the story behind its origin. This reserve is about 10ha and can be found in the heart of Knysna. Showing off the green vegetation, it’s hard to imagine that it was anything but protected and … Continued

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

Knysna Basin Project Forms the Heart of Knysna Conservation

It’s easy to fall in love with Knysna’s ferns, lush forest and fantastic ocean views. But it is also easy to forget about the conservation efforts that help keep it this way. Knysna Basin Project can be seen at the … 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

The art of the eco-mindshift – TED talk by Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko’s unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting “fish,” planting fire-hydrant gardens and more.

Artistic Lanzarote Vineyards of the Volcanic Canary Islands

The artistic Lanzarote vineyards of the volcanic Canary Islands are not only completely innovative, but also beautiful. Lanzarote, as mentioned in a previous post, is one of the Canary Islands, and was once home to an accomplished artist, César Manrique. … Continued

Record numbers of Volunteers Participate in 2017 International Coastal Clean-Up Day!

Written by Monique Holtzhausen This past weekend saw the 21st year in which South Africa participated in the International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) – an annual event that has become the biggest, global volunteer effort for ocean health. “We coordinated more than … Continued

I AM WATER Opens the Soul of the Blue

I AM WATER can be considered a movement rather than a foundation. I AM WATER aims to protect the only true untamed wild left, the ocean. Yet they are aware that conservation is more than telling people to stop throwing rubbish into … 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

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.

Environmental Education & Community Planting Days with Greenpop in Zambia

This is the second post in a three-part feature about the Greenpop Zambia Festival of Action, by Matthew Koehorst (read the introduction) Environmental Education: Greenpop runs fun and engaging environmental education experiences for children in schools in Livingstone. In 2016, … Continued