My night in a tiny home in South Africa: Green Route

The PanGoPod is a go-anywhere tiny home and when I was writing a story about tiny homes in South Africa Dr Pete Laver, the creator of the PanGoPod invited me to try it for a night. Finally, I would see for myself what tiny house living was like

Learn how to grow cannabis at home: Green Route

I chat to the founder of Grow Sisters ZA, Jenni, about cannabis cultivation and the workshop she’ll be running at Soil for Life in Constantia

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

Nwabisa Mjoli is dedicated to sustainability at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve: Green Route

I chat to Nwabisa Mjoli, Sustainability Officer at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve about her eco-awakening at high school and her green vision for South Africa

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.

Diving into the deep with Aaniyah Omardien, founder of non-profit The Beach Co-op: Green Route

In this week’s Lockdown Life I catch up with Aaniyah Omardien, water wonderer and founder of eco-NPC The Beach Co-op in Cape Town.

Jackie May from Twyg shares her eco-consciously stylish Cape Town: Green Route

I catch up with super-stylish Jackie May, founder of NPO Twyg

Day 100 of Lockdown in South Africa and time to Pay it Forward ZA: Green Route

If you’re keen to promote ethical, sustainable and conscious local businesses, tag Green Route ZA and I’ll do my best to share your news. Sharing is Caring and we’re in this for the long haul.

Waffles the Wonder Dog and life in lockdown: Green Route

My Balanced Oil has arrived. Hurrah. I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with taking the animal blend but obvs it’s better to take the human blend. Dylan from Cosmic Bazaar will no doubt agree. When my zero-waste parcel arrived, clad in brown paper (hurrah!) there was a gift inside. A small tub of Canna Salve, containing pain-relieving CBD. Thank you Cosmic Bazaar, beautiful people.

Take a bite out of these just-baked scones at The Scone Shack near Cape Point: Green Route

The Scone Shack is top of my pops and a new discovery, The Pink Geranium, is a brand-new entry into the Scone Route. We stopped in to look at the gardens and discovered there were scones in the oven and they were coming out in two minutes