biodiversity

Banana Citrus Circle Pit

We are so excited and blessed to have Peter Rain Treurnicht join the Growing Home Team! I met him back in 2015 at the Hogsback Festival of Trees in the Eastern Cape and instead of coming back to Cape Town Peter ended up going to live and work on an amaaaaaazing Permaculture Farm just outside East London – for 2 years! He is now back in the city and itching to Get Growing again and we are super stoked to have him…

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Seeds that Keep on Giving: Mother City Seed Library Launches in Cape Town

Saturday, 9 September saw a diverse group of seed saving enthusiasts gathering under a beautiful old tree in Keurboom Park, Cape Town to celebrate the launch of the Mother City Seed Library and it’s monthly seed sharing meetings. Seed swapping, depositing and borrowing took place amidst slow food sharing, interesting conversations and a growing passion for saving seed and ensuring food sovereignty.   One of the Mother City Seed Library’s missions is to support Seed Library users and gardeners, from…

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Create a Chameleon Friendly Garden

When I was six years old, I had a “pet” Chameleon. She lived on the bush next to our post box and every morning I would go out to find her. It fascinated me how she could blend in with her surroundings and I felt I had a very special friend. Growing up as kids, we got to know which of the garden hedges were most liked by the chameleons and if we ever found one in an unsafe place,…

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