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Interview: Jurgen Kerschbaumer – Flora Force

Interview with Jurgen Kerschbaumer - Flora Force 19 NOVEMBER, 2018 By Pierre In an interview with Flora Force Director ,Jurgen Kerschbaumer, we gain insight into the family-run organisation and chat through herbal medicine and include some of the challenges of the...

INTERVIEW: Tracy Hutcheon

INTERVIEW with Tracy Hutcheon 9 NOVEMBER, 2018 By Pierre In an interview with Tracy Hutcheon we gain insight into her life and the work she has done in relation to the Fynbos for the Future project. By fundraising to support planting outdoor classrooms, she has raised...

ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

Eco-friendly products are always a good idea 15 NOVEMBER, 2018 By Charlotte Trying to decipher the ingredients of major commercially-available cleaning products can be a particularly difficult task. Thankfully, natural alternatives exist if you are looking to avoid...

Partner Spotlight: Communitree

Partner Spotlight: Communitree 25 OCTOBER, 2018By GreenpopAs part of Greenpop's Fynbos for the Future programme, we have teamed up with a wonderful urban greening NGO in Cape Town called Communitree. To give our audience some insight into this organisation, we...

How to Turn your Car into an Eco-Friendly Vehicle

How to Turn your Car into an Eco-Friendly Vehicle 24 OCTOBER, 2018 By Mattea Jacobs One of the most significant contributors to harmful greenhouse gasses is transportation due to the burning of fossil fuels. Nowadays, innovative inventions like the hybrid car and the...

How to grow plants from rocks.

How to grow plants from rocks. 10 OCTOBER, 2018 By Bera Urbanscape has invented plant growing medium from rocks to help plants grow. You must have rocks in your head. Landscapers put a lot of thought into soil mediums and soil types - from sand, loam and clay soils,...

From Ashes to Trees: An interview with Biotree.earth

From Ashes to Trees: An interview with Biotree.earth 17 SEPTEMBER, 2018 By Greenpop Historically, we have honoured those we love by burying their remains to return to nature when they pass. However, changes to this process over the centuries have created a system of...

Beautiful Plants For Your Green Roof

Beautiful Plants For Your Green Roof 31 AUGUST, 2018 By Mattea Jacobs Planting on green roofs is a bit trickier than planting in regular gardens. Roofs are in general the most exposed part of your house, so your roof garden will also be exposed to all the different...

Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer: Everything You Need To Know!

Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer: Everything You Need To Know! 30 AUGUST, 2018 By Abdul Rahman Mahayni What Is The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer? These beetles, also known as Euwallacea fornicatus, are a troublesome species that are able to cause a great deal of trouble...

How To Live Off-The-Grid: Easy Steps You Can Follow

How to live off-the-grid:Easy Steps You Can Follow 3 AUGUST, 2018 By Abdul Rahman Mahayni In a world dominated by consumerism and the achievement of wealth, many have taken it upon themselves to adopt a lifestyle in which they’re wholly responsible for themselves. As...

10 Environmental Benefits of Planting a Tree

10 Environmental Benefits of Planting a Tree 17 MAY, 2018 By Mattea Jacobs Mattea Jacobs is a freelance writer who mostly writes about both interior and exterior home design, and environmentally-friendly ways to improve homes. She is also a green activist and a mother...

5 Easy Upcycling Ideas for Home and Garden

5 Easy Upcycling Ideas for Home and Garden 17 MAY, 2018 By Lea Müller The web provides us with many fun and easy upcycling ideas. So why is it that we tend to buy new stuff, when we require something for our home or garden? The answer is simple: It’s tempting, because...

10 Things We Learned at Reforest Fest

10 Things We Learned at Reforest Fest 03 MAY, 2018 By Lea Müller A steadily increasing number of people find their way to Platbos Forest each March and join us for an incredible tree planting mission. This year we welcomed 1268 active citizens to our 8th Reforest...

IMAGINE There’s No Plastic

IMAGINE There’s No Plastic 22 APRIL, 2018 By Lea Müller Each year thousands of tourists flock to South Africa to enjoy the diverse culture, the natural landscapes and the breathtaking beaches. But those beaches hold a troubling secret - plastic pollution. According to...

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