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food garden

The kitchen garden

A raised bed outside my kitchen – all the plants used to get out of hand so quickly, so I am experimenting with growing herbs and vegies in pots of all sorts and sizes – growing well so far.

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food sustainability

Food gardens & Ecology workshop

This looks like an interesting course:

This programme looks at issues and practices such as food sovereignty, horticulture, permaculture and ecological literacy together with some collective civic responses that are beginning to take place and which could provide a range of meaningful environmental actions.

The course will be of interest to the school teacher, community member, environmental educator, home gardener and anyone interested in a more sustainable and meaningful manner of living.

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food garden

I need Paw Paw trees

Can anyone assist from your side of the country.

I am looking for Paw Paw trees that are going to bear fruit that doesn’t fall off the tree. I believe one needs male and female but it is a hit and miss affair when one orders them. I am looking for a reliabele supplier to send to Cape Town.

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garden

Food Garden 2.0

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.

Food Garden 2.0
Food Garden 2.0
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food sustainability

Update: City Hall Food Garden Project

It has been over a month since the first seeds were planted in the eThekwini Municipality city hall food garden (more on the project here).   The attached pictures show how the plants are progressing.  The growth of the plants has been excellent, which is expected in this rainy season.  A few plants have been taken during the night and the cabbages are being attacked by a pest.  The team working on the garden are trying to identify an appropriate organic solution for the cabbages.  The management team is also going to meet in the near future to decide on when to harvest the plants.  As some of the plants are being taken, an option is to harvest earlier than planned to ensure that TAFTA (the project beneficiary) receive a substantial harvest.

Vegetable seedlings