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Rhubarb and Mint Soda using the natural lacto-fermentation technique

If you, like me, were concerned about the quantity of sugar I used in my last Elderflower Cordial recipe, you can convert your cordial into a batch of lacto-fermented soda, simply by … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Homemade Elderflower Cordial

I’ve been foraging in the neighbourhood for elderflowers. What started out as an early morning walk in the fresh autumn weather, turned into me collecting the flowers in our quiet country lanes to … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

Transition Towns

In the course of my work as editor of Urban Eco Life e-magazine, I follow many blogs and receive several newsletters. One of the web sites I follow comprises a … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Endangered Wildlife Trust Learning Series: Sustainable Energy and Agriculture

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) who have championed the cause of crane conservation in South Africa for many years and who have personnel stationed in the southern Drakensberg, embarked on … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Infographic | A comparison of three South African municipalities’ Small-Scale Embedded Generation tariffs

March 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Last American Man

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March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Scenes from a Smallholding | Chas Griffin

//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=velikz-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0091905079&asins=0091905079&linkId=2QOOJYRA4C2HWYAQ&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true I was delighted to pick up this book at a second hand book shop at a farmers’ market (how appropriate I hear you say?) and could not wait to get … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment