Claire Erasmus from Urban Foxglove shares her essentials in Obs: Green Route

Urban Foxglove Garden Design and Essentially Obs Co-op have teamed up to bring you a combination of specialty indoor and edible plants and a new space to showcase the behind the scenes of the already existing creative and multi-skilled Obs community.

Meet PE’s seed saver and coffee maker Rushka Johnson: Green Route

By Rushka Johnson in Port Elizabeth I am 43, and grew up all around South Africa, from Cape Town, to Mmabatho, Mafikeng, Clarens – where we lived mostly in the wild, barefoot and roaming the hills – Bethlehem with an old horse named Billy and living off fruit, King William’s town and then at 17,Continue reading “Meet PE’s seed saver and coffee maker Rushka Johnson: Green Route”

My new appreciation for meandering in Muizenberg and Kalk Bay: Green Route

I took these photos under lockdown Level 5 and 4. I wanted to capture the empty streets of Muizenberg and the store fronts in Kalk Bay.

Conservationist Rebecca Dames appreciates the beauty of Grootbos: Green Route

‘Nature did not come to a standstill in lockdown,’ says Rebecca Dames, 25, Conservation Manager for Grootbos Private Nature Reserve near Stanford

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.

Fezile Dhlamini has his eyes on an electric future and living like the Jetsons: Green Route

‘Breaking barriers and rising above the rest is in my DNA,’ says Fezile Dhlamini, 28, founder and CEO of Green Scooter, an electric scooter company in Johannesburg.

Conscious conversations with UCT student Stella Hertantyo about life in lockdown: Green Route

Life after lockdown: I hope that we will have a renewed sense of what is most important in life and how little we need in order to be content, a greater sense of community, an empathetic and active citizenry, and a deep understanding that we should never take what we have for granted.