GREYWATER

GREYWATER We are currently facing strict water restrictions making it a perfect time to get creative with our water saving options. Installing a Greywater system could be one option.  Please read the 7 tips stipulated below before considering it though. I believe if use right and safely this could be a great relieve on households in terms of water usage …

The Western Cape Storm

The Western Cape Storm Today I just want to think about all the people affected by the destructive storm we have experienced in the Western Cape this week. We did receive much needed rainfall, although not nearly enough according to the Farmer’s Weekly. But  more so, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost everything in the Garden …

Seawater greenhouses

Seawater greenhouses In light of our drought in South Africa I want to share this article I found in the Farmer’s Weekly by Prof Gert Venter. It’s definitely not a quick fix, but long term this could be great! The use of seawater greenhouses in hydroponics – Farmer’s Weekly Seawater greenhouses may be the answer to the world’s water scarcity …

More to fruit packaging than meets the eye

More to fruit packaging than meets the eye Today I want to share an article I read in the Farmer’s Weekly by Glenneis Kriel called “The science of fruit packaging: SA leads the way”. Not only did I find it fascinating how the mere packaging of fruit could be so influential, but it also pointed out that we need to …

Convenience

Consumer Convenience During the infancy of the retail industry, product was king. There was less reliance on how and when customers would receive a product and more of a focus on how well it worked. This has all changed for today’s marketers. We live in an on-demand world (of instant gratification) and in order for retailers to succeed, they need …

RECYCLING

RECYCLING… Many of us feel overwhelmed by the term ‘recycling’. Recycling is a form of waste management that involves converting waste and other used materials into reusable products. Recycling helps to reduce energy usage, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce air pollution and water pollution (from land filling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal and also reduces greenhouse gases emissions. Petco, South African Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Recycling …

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 …

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 …

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 consider a career in Agriculture

Why consider a career in Agriculture More and more people in South Africa are hesitant to pursue a career in Agriculture due to high farm murders, struggles with natural elements such as our recent drought and the preconceived idea of an isolated work with endless obstacles to succeed not to mention that the youth of today see it as a …