Bringing the GREEN in & living closer to nature!

.......The Benefits of being in and surrounding yourself with Nature: Taking care of our health can be a tough task. We’re constantly reminded to eat healthy, go to the gym, de-stress, turn off our phones from time-to-time and the list goes on... Luckily there is an easy, simple and cheap way of looking after your health! DID YOU KNOW that nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to our mental and physical well-being?! Spending time in nature – whether in a botanical garden, a forest, or simply in your own lush garden, can provide quite a few potential benefits! Studies show that being in nature or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, anxiety and stress. Spending time in natur

In the face of a changing climate (and water shortages), how do we keep on gardening?

....with special mention to the use of indigenous South African plants. But are South Africans (and more specifically Capetonians) ready and willing to change the traditional way we garden? As climate largely determines the distribution of plants and animals, a rapid shift in these conditions forces plants and animals to adapt, migrate or die. It seems that gardeners face the same changing conditions these days – especially seen lately in Cape Town where lawns die back because of lack of water. If you look at the back of a seed packet, there is often a map showing the regions where this particular plant thrive. But with a changing climate, it is seen that these regions are shifting. Some est

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