Saving Water

Saving Water Even though we are slowly moving into our rainy season, the drought is still a big problem. We can all make a difference by just adapting good water saving habits in and around the home. Today I want to share a few tips I read about in the Open Permaculture Magazine. These tips are specifically for around the …

Lettuce out of this world!

Lettuce out of this world! I have been blogging about hydroponics, Aquaponics and Airoponics to mention a few and the question is what does Avionics have in common with the above?? NASA has created the Advance Plant Habitat which makes growing fresh vegetables possible for astronauts in space. They have a computer called PHARMER who captures data of the growing …

2017 GRAPE SEASON

 2017 GRAPE SEASON Today I just want to give though some statistics regarding the 2017 SA grape season up until now. Freshplaza summarised the season well, please read…   South African table grape season well on track South Africa’s table grape producers in the Orange River region have finished picking, as have growers in the Northern provinces. In the Western …

Aeroponics

Aeroponics I am always on the lookout for articles with innovative ideas, and this article is no exception. Every time I think, WOW more innovative thinking you can’t get, someone out there exceeds my expectations. The Agriculture industry knows no boundaries when it comes to “out of the box- thinking”. It is an ever-changing industry, constantly setting the bar for …

Welcome to the Exponential Age

Welcome to the Exponential Age We stumbled across the below interesting article, and with all the newly matriculated kids on their way to start their studies, as well as for all the future job seekers, this will surely get you thinking. It is mind-blowing, to say the least how technology is taking over. If you manage to think out of …

7 Self Sustainable Ideas for Renters

7 Self Sustainable Ideas for Renters Self sustainability is for everyone. It is one of the best ways of producing food, minimizing our impact upon the planet, and moving towards a self-sustainable model that focuses on people and nature, rather than profits. However, sometimes it can seem very hard to get started. This is particularly true if you live in …

Why to consider self sustainable living…

Why to consider self sustainable living Even though most people are convenient driven or simply do not have the “knowhow” to be more self sustainable, the truth is, it is not as daunting as it seems, and it has a heap of benefits, not only for you, but for the environment as well. I’m definitely not suggesting we go all …

Asia Fruit Logistica 2016

Asia Fruit Logistica 2016 ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is the only annual international trade exhibition for fresh fruit and vegetable marketing in Asia which focuses exclusively on the fresh produce sector and related value chain for the whole Asian region. This makes it the most efficient platform in Asia for gaining an overview of the market, scouting for new products and …

Innovation out of chaos

Innovation out of chaos I experienced innovative thinking the other day when I was so uncomfortable at the mall and it got me thinking. If it wasn’t for that specific uncomfortable situation I would never have thought of a solution. So I went digging for innovative ideas within the agricultural sector, and what’s better than the Letter from the editor …

NEW UK LEGISLATION ON TACKLING SLAVERY

NEW UK LEGISLATION ON TACKLING SLAVERY: the implications for South African fruit exporters I recently read an interesting article in the SA Fruit Journal about the New UK Legislation on slavery within the workplace and the effects of it on the SA fruit industry. It was an eye opener to really appreciate what labour has been put in on the …