Time for another catch-up from the South: Green Route

Join me for an open day, celebrate Soul time and a story about sticking to a fresh food budget with food artist Parusha Naidoo.

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.

Window shopping local design in Kalk Bay: Green Route

I love the boutiques in Kalk Bay, especially Catacombes. Take a peek at some of my favourite shops along the Main Road. Jane Valken is another boutique selling dreamy designs. I didn’t go inside Saint Siena this time but how pretty is the aloe. GRZA PROMO DISCOUNT WITH COSMIC BAZAAR – 10% OFF To buy the Canna OilContinue reading “Window shopping local design in Kalk Bay: Green Route”

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”

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

Eco-printing artist Kristen McClarty captures nature in Kommetjie: Green Route

In this week’s Lockdown Life I catch up with eco-printing artist Kristen McClarty, who lives in Kommetjie, Cape Town.

Creative women crochet bags with hemp twine for Hemporium SA at NPO H18: Green Route

Women at the H18 eco-NPO made my hemp twine shopper from Hemporium SA. It’s so great to be able to support an NPO while buying sustainable totes. Did I mention how much I love my tote?

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.