March 25, 2016

With the development of the Permaculture Research Centre Cape Town now underway and with Urban Farmers Africa’s heavy involvement, I thought it would be a good idea to just quickly explain what Permaculture is about rather than just defining it or getting into its spec...

May 11, 2014

Re-cycled Solar lights.        

 

Today I did something good that I'm proud of.

 

One of the big problems for the shack dwelling people of this country is a lack of natural light. Shacks don’t tend to come with glazed windows and their only so...

May 8, 2014

Hundreds of millions of people are about to go out and buy "Weed and Feed" and other forms of toxic rubbish to grow something that is strictly ornamental: a lawn devoid of edibles, flowers or poly-culture.

 

This lawn care article has been powerfully effective in persuad...

April 26, 2014

Urbans Farmers South Africa has been set up as a catalyst for change, offering busy people, often too caught up in the swirl of life to focus on the simpler things, a chance to have their own personal revolution in their back yard. You might wonder how growing fruit an...

April 26, 2014

Linseed oil is an all-natural wood preservative.

 

Linseed oil, pressed out of the flax seed, is a common outdoor wood preservative. It soaks deep into the wood, protecting it against water infiltration, which leads to rot.

 

While linseed oil was historically used as a w...

April 22, 2014

Sugar Gum

Suikerbloekom (Afrikaans)

Eucalyptus cladocalyx

 

At Urban Farmers South Africa we have chosen to use Sugar Gum as much as possible because it has great building qualities. It is our first choice, however it may be prohibitively expensive so we also have the opt...

April 18, 2014

This title is a bold statement from a boy who never attended church but I am sure it has still got to be true… Our Creators' design genius, the natural process of mulching and soil creation carried out in our forest, and how this crucially interweaves with the whole cy...

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