This booklet was developed for teachers, learners and community members who would like to learn more about food gardening. It forms part of an Imagine Durban Demonstration Project called The Mila Project, which worked closely with the learners and staff from Cato Crest Primary School and Glenridge Pre-Primary School. Please note, hard copies of [...]
Hi I got my guys at work to knock together a box dim (80cm x 35cm x 43cm deep) out of some old left over planks we had lying around. The bottom has a nice 5cm gap along the entire length in the middle which provides great drainage. I followed your instructions on how to [...]
It started by wanting fresh spinach and lettuce – so I first converted a flower bed and a wash trough into a veg garden – and this is what happened.
After visiting the recent Sustainable City’s exhibition, and seeing the Giba Organics display, I was inspired to set up a permaculture vege patch in a series of containers, with a helping hand from Mr Wooden Spoon. It doesn’t look like it from the pics, but it was a hella windy day and topsoil, kraal manure and [...]
As a follow on from Niall’s post, here is a simple guide to building your own permaculture vegetable garden. It is supereasy and rewarding – here is an update on the food garden 2.0 just 11 days after Niall’s pic: Anyhoo, now to the steps…
This is our second permaculture bed, raised off the ground and constructed with sheet mulching. Mol-d will be posting a step-by-step guide to setting one up so I won’t go into any details, but allow me to introduce the plants.
I got this recipe for a liquid fertilizer from the permaculture course we did at the Durban Botanic Gardens. Take a bucket of water and soak green leaves (I used comfrey) in it for a couple of days. The resulting mixture is supposedly rich in nutrients that plants can easily absorbed. I’ve added it to [...]
At the permaculture course we attended at the Durban Botanic Gardens, we learnt about the benefits a little plant called comfrey can bring to your garden. Planted as a green manure, it fixes potassium in the soil. The leaves can also be made into a liquid fertilizer or ‘green tea’ by soaking in a bucket [...]
Inspired by the Durban Botanic Gardens permaculture course we attended, my mom and myself set about creating a small garden of our own. We first created the border of the bed using old bricks we found in the garden. We then layered the bed with cardboard, then dead organic matter (dry leaves), then live organic [...]
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