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06
OCT
2020

#068 Flower Power | Gundula Deutschlander

Garden Day SA - Growing Memories

Gundula Deutschlander (Master Gardener, Garden Day Ambassador)

Garden Day SA on Sunday 11th October, is the perfect day to invite friends and family to celebrate your garden and green spaces with you.

Master Gardener Gundula Deutschlander, one of the Garden Day ambassadors, gives us the lowdown on why gardening is good for you, and what is happening around this Glorious Green event.

Conscious that we are still social distancing and that some people can’t even in fact go outside, this year the organisers are hosting the first ever Virtual Garden Day Gathering. The line-up includes a host of events, such as garden-inspired gourmet with Karen Dudley, a flower crown-off with comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout and a QandA session with garden guru Tanya Visser amongst others. This will all take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. In the lead up to Garden Day, they will also be hosting a number of virtual events flower crown making workshops and how to prepare for your Garden Day celebration.

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06
OCT
2020

#067 Win Win Win! | Michaela Rowley

Be a Green Winner Wena

Michaela Rowley (VegePod SA)

Now that spring is sprung, the rains have come and we’re all itching to get our fingers into the soil, what better way to celebrate being Green than with the opportunity to win a healthy hamper of Green Goodies!

This Spring promotion is happening from the 7 - 16 October 2020, and includes some great stuff from not only Vegepod, but from Jane’s Delicious Garden, 6 Degrees East and others.

Vegepod’s Michaela Rowley tells us how you can enter, and more about how to grow your own if you’re strapped for space.

Visit our website https://vegepod.co.za
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22
SEP
2020

#066 Teach a Man to Grow Fish | Justin Hess

Scaling Up The Wonderful Cycle of Life

Justin Hess (Ichthys Aquaponics | MD)

It used to be hydroponics was just a nod, nod, wink, wink, word for pot growing.

Now it is accepted by consumers as a preferred method of growing high-quality food.

Taking it one step further in Johannesburg, Ichthys Aquaponics have cast their line into the water and under the leadership of keen fisherman and g grower Justin Hess, set up a fish/farm which not only supplies great fresh produce, but also help those on a quest for sustainable food security to set up their own system at home.

And why are we loving it? Well, because we can grow food right where it’s going to be eaten.

They have also joined forces with Eastgate Mall in creating a rooftop farm, utilising waste space for growing - the first to be set up on top of a shopping mall. The Aquaponics Farm District aims to create a hub to educate local communities on alternative farming methods, showcasing how aquaponics is the future of sustainable farming.

Hear why more and more people are turning to this method of Urban Farming...

Aquaponics website https://aquaponics.africa/
Eastgate Mall https://eastgatemall.co.za/
Connect with Justin on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-hess-609a342/
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18
SEP
2020

#065 Spring has Rounded the Corner | Cary Goodwin

Time for Some Summer Fun!

Cary Goodwin (Spokesperson Life is a Garden and headgirl at Colourful Group)

Lockdown gave us time to prepare for spring in the garden - and now it’s upon us, it’s time to get geared up for Summer. It’s a busy month out there. What with It being Arbor Month!

Trees are very much on our minds, and Cary a Goodwin of Life is a Garden tells us what we should be looking at planting, regardless of the space you have available.

With Heritage Day in the offing, we also have a look at heritage plants in our country. And take yo on a seedling safari.

And don’t forget - Garden Day on 11 October. You have time to grow some lovely green presents for friends and family and plan your flower coronet...

Visit Life is a Garden website https://lifeisagarden.co.za
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15
SEP
2020

Summer Treasure Hunt! | Charles Barnhoorn (Hadeco Bulbs | CEO)

Summer Treasure Hunt! — Blooming Marvellous Bulbs
Charles Barnhoorn (Hadeco Bulbs | CEO)

Rudyard Kipling May have said - Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade - but sometimes gardens are made by things hiding in the shade.

Over the years, people eagerly await the heralds of spring, the beautiful array of winter bulbs that show their lovely heads the moment the ground temperature has warmed.

For those who miss the spring boat, there’s no reason not to have a beautiful Summer garden, considering the wealth of floral treasures now available.

Charles Barnhoorn, leading expert and grower, gives us and update on what’s new and exciting in their range, how to make sure you get the best from your edibles, and how to create a blooming marvellous space, whatever size it is.

Visit https://hadeco.co.za
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20
AUG
2020

Simply Delicious! | Jane Griffiths (Author | Jane’s Delicious Garden and many others!)

Simply Delicious! — Catching up with the Delicious Jane Griffiths
Jane Griffiths (Author | Jane’s Delicious Garden and many others!)

Delicious Jane is a writer, television producer, traveller and artist, who began her journey to becoming a ‘veggie garden guru’ due to her being inspired chef who very seldom cooks the same recipe twice - and was frustrated about not finding the special ingredients she wanted. However, we find out that this ardent trip-taker’s favourite journey is from her organic vegetable garden to her kitchen.

With a ‘new’ herb book just released, and another in the offing, Jane gives us the benefit of her knowledge, having found out mostly the hard way what works and what doesn’t. From the basics of ‘no-dig’ gardening, to what you should be planting out now, and the realisation by so many people that growing your own is something we should all be doing, Jane’s got the know-how and the inspiration for you...

Visit Jane's Delicious Garden online http://www.janesdeliciousgarden.com/
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11
AUG
2020

O-Live The life you Dream | Malcolm Gooding (The Voice | Gooding's Grove Olive Farm | Owner)

O-Live The life you Dream — How to become a master urban farmer
Malcolm Gooding (The Voice | Gooding's Grove Olive Farm | Owner)

Over the last decade or so, the demand from the public to know exactly where their food is coming from and how sustainable it is has had a fairly large impact many stores And what they stock.

And the demand to grow our own edibles has grown too. Garden centres and growers have heeded the call and a wide range of fruits and veg are now to be found on the shop floor.

Sometimes, however, there’s a desire to take it even further, to get away from the perceived rat-race and to become a ‘gentleman farmer’.

Well known and often recognised for his inciting voice, now-ace olive farmer Malcolm Gooding gives us the do’s and dont’s when it comes to growing your own, while catching us up on what else he’s up to in his life.

Connect with Malcolm on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/malcolm-gooding-245a2659/
Get your own awesome olives from http://www.goodingsgroves.co.za/
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07
AUG
2020

Dare we say it? Spring’s around the corner | Cary Goodwin (Spokesperson Life is a Garden, Headgirl at Colourful Group and Peebles Plants)

Dare we say it? Spring’s around the corner — Getting prepared for warmer weather!
Cary Goodwin (Spokesperson Life is a Garden, Headgirl at Colourful Group and Peebles Plants)

Yes, we can feel it in the air - but spring is still hiding its Colourful head - for now.

It’s the time to get yourself and your garden prepared for warmer weather - NOT to do things like top dressing your lawn.

As impatient creatures, humans are always racing the clock to get things done. But Nature has her own pace when it comes to plants. Continue the slower pace that Lockdown should have taught us and plan properly for the change in seasons.

Cary Goodwin gives us all the know-how we need to ensure that you get the best out of your backyard space. And all the tips you need to do it at the right time - and the reasons why.

We also look at what indigenous fruits to plant to give you, and wildlife, a smorgasbord of new tastes.

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06
JUL
2020

Waste not, Want not | Colleen du Toit (Abstract Waste | Founder and CEO)

Waste not, Want not — Waste minimisation. And what really happens to waste?
Colleen du Toit (Abstract Waste | Founder and CEO)

Many of us don’t give much thought to what happens to all the stuff we discard. Fortunately, with landfills filling up almost to full capacity, those environmentally conscious amongst us are working on ways to lessen our impact when it comes to tossing rubbish. By having bokashis, worm bins and composters at home, and recycling and upcycling.

Ever thought, though, how businesses go about dealing with their waste? Colleen du Toit of Abstract Waste lets us know what they’re doing to help companies get rid of food waste safely and efficiently.

Connect with Colleen on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleen-du-toit-21bb1416/
Contact Colleen for assistance with your business' waste minimisation requirements mailto:colleen@abstractwaste.co.za
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30
JUN
2020

Saving Our Environment | Eckart Zollner (EDS Systems | Head of Business Development)

Saving Our Environment — Reducing Business’s Impact on Nature
Eckart Zollner (EDS Systems | Head of Business Development)

Climate change is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges to threaten the existence of mankind and an issue that the SA Government is attempting to tackle head on.

This is not just a governmental issue however - businesses need to come to the party too. The 5th June saw World Environment Day placing emphasis on restoration of nature, and how we can all lessen our carbon footprints - something we saw changing worldwide with the lockdowns in place during the global Covid pandemic.

Eckart Zollner discusses the effects of greenhouse gases on nature and the environment and the importance of embracing saving our natural world.

Visit EDS website https://www.eds.za.com/
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27
JUN
2020

Why 70%? And other hand sanitiser questions | Bruce Turner (The Bespoke Amenities Co. | MD)

Why 70%? And other hand sanitiser questions — Keep your hands clean! Gently and safely
Bruce Turner (The Bespoke Amenities Co. | MD)

Today Melanie talks to Bruce Turner, Managing Director of The Bespoke Amenities Company about hand sanitiser, as well as those little things (like shampoo and body wash) you like to take home from hotels.

Contact Bruce directly bt@tbac.co.za

Connect with Bruce on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-turner-58336116/
Visit The Bespoke Amenities Company (TBAC) website https://tbac.co.za/
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25
JUN
2020

Life is a Garden | Cary Goodwin (Spokesperson for Life is a Garden, Peebles Plants and Colourful Group)

Life is a Garden — Make your Garden a Reflection of your Life
Cary Goodwin (Spokesperson for Life is a Garden, Peebles Plants and Colourful Group)

Winter is a time when many people hang out indoors, leaving their garden to fend for itself. However, winter is a great time for taking stock of what’s going on in your own backyard. Cary and Melanie chat about ways to make your space work for you, How to get your groove back by putting your back into the work, and about what to be planting in the winter months around South Africa.

Look out for more great ideas and gardening tips on Life is a Garden's website https://lifeisagarden.co.za
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