Kids – Key audience for produce?

Kids – Key audience for produce? I recently reviewed the latest trends in the market for fresh fruit and vegetables, and from a very interesting list of Ugly produce, locally grown food/farmers markets, organics, grocery store alternatives and the trendy mini vegetables I can say without a doubt, what stood out most and from what I am experiencing myself, is …

Teaching our kids to eat healthier

Teaching our kids to eat healthier After seeing the results of where South Africa ranks on the 2017 list of most obese countries I thought an article on the importance of teaching our kids to live healthy lifestyles will be suitable. They are the next generation and will need to educate future generations. South Africa ranked the list at number …

The Keys to Making Your Products Fly Off Shelves

This week the display of specifically fruit and vegetables in store, got me thinking, about the psychological  effect at how they are attracting me as consumer. Packaging aside, let’s be honest, if there is a display unit that catches your eye from afar, you would want to investigate to see what product is being displayed. We focus more on fruit …

Biodegradable packaging

Why use and purchase only biodegradable packaging. Even though I have blogged about packaging before I would like to put emphasis on specifically biodegradable packaging and it’s benefits. 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 …

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 …