Resilience in times of great transition

We’re living in challenging timeswe’re living in exciting timeswe’re living through a great transitionwe’re learning new ways to bewe’re learning new ways to see As we move through this time, I am focusing my attention on learning to listen more. … Continued

Honour your moontime

To all the ladies reading my blog, Your moontime, your body’s cycle, is sacred. The term “ritual” is derived from the Sanskrit word R’tu, which means “menstrual.” This etymology suggests that ritual in a general sense and menstrual acts have a … 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

Coursera courses on ecology

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online. Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes, and projects. Ecology: Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation Instructor: Ana Luz … Continued

Land art in Knysna and George

During February 2019 Janet Botes facilitated two land art sessions on the Garden Route: Sunday Land Art gathering. 10 February 2019.Site: Pledge Nature Reserve, South Africa. Participants: Nanna Joubert, Koerina Deacon, Petra Bongartz, Ingrid Nuss, Janet Botes, Roz Schubert, Sylvia … Continued

Inspiring: Red Earth

RED EARTH is an international environmental arts group creating site-specific sculpture installations and performances in the landscape. “Red Earth create site-specific work in, and in response to the landscape: installations, performances and participatory events exploring our natural and cultural heritage, … 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

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

Gift Guide

A collection of alternative, no-waste, ethical gift ideas Gift a tree or tree ring with GreenpopPlant a tree in honour of the person!www.greenpop.org/gift-trees Give the gift of experience with a Veld and Sea workshop voucher.Valid for up to 6 months … 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

Eleven good things about Cape Town’s Drought

By Patrick Dowling Published in the WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) newsletter Beyond the clamour around who’s to blame, conflicting scenario descriptions of day zero and its predicted date, individual and community responses and helpful tips, … Continued

Learning from History: César Manrique’s Artistic Ventures

When looking at César Manrique’s life, it clear to see his love of art in more than one form. César Manrique (April 1919 – September 1992) lived a full life, attempting and succeeding at many large projects that still affect people today. … Continued