4 Methods of Rainwater Harvesting

4 Methods of Rainwater Harvesting It can be easy to take rainwater for granted, particularly if you live in a temperate or tropical climate where drought is a rare event. But we need to pay more attention to rainwater, because this resource, so essential to all live on earth, is not infinite. We should all be conscious of the water …

Reducing Waste: How You Can Help

Reducing Waste: How You Can Help Across cultures, food waste goes against the moral grain. After all, nearly 800 million people worldwide suffer from hunger. But according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, we squander enough food—globally, 2.9 trillion pounds a year—to feed every one of them more than twice over. Where’s all that food—about a third of the planet’s …

Grow Indoor Citrus from Seed

Grow Indoor Citrus from Seed Start your own citrus forest using the seeds from the oranges, lemons and limes you already eat. Citrus trees are my personal favourite and when visiting farms and seeing these trees and smelling the citrus aromas I always think… I want one too. Being in the middle of the South African Citrus season I did …

6 Benefits of Renewable Energy We Need to Consider

6 Benefits of Renewable Energy We Need to Consider: I always try and be pro- self sustainability when I blog, generating your own water and creating your own permaculture garden to mention a few. Now I would like to highlight the benefits of renewable energy. Renewable energy seems unattainable sometimes and like magic other times, but the reality is quite …

Could Atmospheric Water Generation Power the Farms of the Future?

Could Atmospheric Water Generation Power the Farms of the Future? Without water we will not be able to produce food… but what if we can make our own water? I have done some research on a trend called Atmospheric Water Generation and how this could possibly be the answer to future farming. The following article by Trish Popovitch explains how …

10 Tips for healthier grocery shopping

10 Tips for healthier grocery shopping If you are not a dietitian these days, shopping for the rite food may be a bit of a challenge. Due to the fact that the production of food if mainly driven around convenience, and increased shelf life, being instant, to mention a few, I found these handy tips composed by the Reader’s Digest …

Calling on our commercial and mega farmers

Calling on our commercial and mega farmers I found this article in the latest Farmers Weekly Magazine. I cannot agree more with the contents of this article. Although it’s not the direct view of Farmers Weekly, it sure is something I also feel strongly about. I hope all “Commercial and Mega Farmers” read this and lend a helping hand as …

10 Easy Steps to Your Own Worm Farm

10 Easy Steps to Your Own Worm Farm In light of promoting self sustainable living I thought I would give everyone an easy guide as to how to create your own Worm Farm. Worms are definitely on the side of the permaculturist when it comes to benefit to the garden. They are one of the most effective methods of conditioning …

The New Generation Of Farmers

The New Generation Of Farmers I recently blogged about the different fields you can explore in the agricultural sector as a future career, however today I want to focus more on farming itself. I feel like the government can do more to encourage this economical empowering field by providing more infrastructure in deserted areas , where most farming are being …

Why use and purchase only biodegradable packaging

Why use and purchase only biodegradable packaging. I found 7 major advantages of biodegradable plastic in an article by Bio-StocksPro to hopefully encourage people to consider using and purchasing products packed in biodegradable plastics. “The overall effect of plastic on the environment is a major pollutant contributor and a transition to biodegradable would have a great impact on the health …