We have a square rooftop at our house that I am slowly covering with pots full of veges. Currently I have five pots of various sizes and one parrot cage. The pots are filled with lettuce, celery, spring onions, bok choi, spinach, marigolds, rocket, fennel and various herbs. I’ve constructed them using permaculture methods, creating [...]
Does anyone have any permaculture advice for Kerenza aside from the how to posted on the blog previously… Hello, we live in Durban and would like to start a Permaculture veggie patch. I hear that you start above soil level, please can you tell me if I have this correct: First layer: thick cardboard; next [...]
The South African government is hoping to increase the number of smallholding farmers and black commercial farmers in the next five years to reduce the growing food security challenges currently facing the country. “If we can reach out to 300 000 smallholding farmers in the next five years and at least 30 000 black commercial [...]
The Durban Botanic Gardens Permaculture Centre offers a wide range of food garden programmes for young and old. Permaculture is an accessible and affordable way to grow safe organic food at minimal cost to both one’s pocket and the environment. Courses and programmes will be of interest to the home owner, children, teachers, students, land [...]
Yay I’m going to be famous Here is the pic – we did a step by step permaculture box with my little cousins. Fingers crossed for my little aubergine and butternut! Sam
The Food Garden Network, Durban Botanic Gardens and Michelle Brookes from Happy Hippo invite you to Addington Primary School’s permaculture food gardening capacity-building work party: Time: 1pm – 4pm Date: Friday, 12th November 2010 Venue: Addington Primary School (43 Bell Street, Point, Durban) Cost: R25 per person – a donation of any item on the [...]
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 [...]
Ahead of World Food Day (this Saturday, 16th October), the Woolworths Trust has announced that it has joined forces with Absa to invest R1 million as co-sponsors of the Siyakhana Food Garden Project in Bezuidenhout Park, Johannesburg. Siyakhana is an innovative urban agricultural project established by the Public Oral Health and Health Promotion Units of [...]
Hi people, We will be going across Africa on an education, literacy and permaculture drive for communities, countries and schools. We are looking for Permaculturists who would join us on the campaign. Somebody to run permaculture training on a farm in Zim – for two schools and the farm team Somebody to teach our team [...]
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