Eco-reno ideas loading and slow life in the south: Green Route

The obsession with eco-reno work continues and a slow road trip takes in the Cederberg, Klein Karoo and Overberg

7 eco-aware South Africans share their green spaces and places: Green Route

Seven eco-activists map a route to their favourite eco-friendly spaces including eateries and nurseries.

Carmen Life breathes energy into Essentially Obs pop-up co-op: Green Route

In this week’s Lockdown Life I chat to Carmen Life, one of four women from the neighbourhood who have opened a co-op in Obs

The Easy Peasy guide to growing your own food: Green Route

We are living in very strange times. Drought, fires, load shedding, ice floes, unemployment, coronavirus. 2020 isn’t looking like a very good year but there are signs of positive growth because urban gardening is trending in the wake of the worldwide Covid-19 lockdown. I’ve been in lockdown since February 28. This was the day thatContinue reading “The Easy Peasy guide to growing your own food: Green Route”

Manuela Wall grows a better future with her upcycled planters: Green Route

I catch up with Manuela Wall, the founder of Growbag, a small business in Cape Town that upcycles discarded advertising billboard material into eye-catching and eco-conscious planters.

Author and urban farmer Jane Griffiths savours the sounds of silence in Jozi: Green Route

I catch up with author and urban farmer Jane Griffiths, who lives in a 114-year-old house in Auckland Park, Johannesburg