What happens when a retired botanist/teacher meets a (younger) Swiss lady with qualifications in International Political Science and a passion for plants in a small town like Stilbaai? They become friends and work together to benefit the environment. Previously the retired lady helped in the establishment of the Tuin-op-die-Brak, an […]

Colette Kemp is the founder of Terra Blossom Africa – a reforestation and riparian restoration research initiative in Greyton, who have established a number of pilot research sites that will one day become living examples of the value, and impact of conserving, and restoring riparian ecosystems (water-tolerant, micro-climate forming ecosystems) […]

Planting indigenous plants in your garden supports our local flora and limits the number of invasive species entering our natural spaces. An indigenous garden will help to create a healthy ecosystem and support biodiversity. Non-indigenous flowers and trees may look good in our gardens, but they often require a lot […]

A general perception with many folk are to cut and poison what we think of as alien vegetation. We are disconnected from the land, the spirit of nature,we need to urgently learn to observe and react with care, respect and patient unselfish consideration ,remembering that what we do in our […]