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.

Lingering at the Old Rectory in Plettenberg Bay: Green Route

When we arrived at the Old Rectory the first thing I did once we’d checked in to our private garden apartment with its own terrace was go looking for the swimmer girl.

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

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”

Victoria’s Pantry and other Hope Street Market secrets in Hermanus: Green Route

Victoria Young-Pugh started the only zero-waste store in Hermanus, Victoria’s Pantry, a year ago. I caught up with her to talk about eco-conscious living in the Overberg.

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.