Holistic Management and Mob Grazing Workshop with Ian Mitchell-Innes at Bramleigh Manor

Looking at various ways to regenerate their landscape in the most effective way possible; the owners at Bramleigh Manor came across many references to holistic management and the decision making framework that accompanies those practices. As part of their “Putting Carbon Back in its Place” series; Bramleigh Manor will be hosting world-renowned expert and holistic management […]

10 Day Natural Building Workshop at Terra-Khaya – Hogsback

AN IN-DEPTH 10 DAY NATURAL BUILDING WORKSHOP at TERRA-KHAYA The next 10 Day Natural Building Workshop at Terra-Khaya runs from 9-19 November 2017; facilitated by Carrie ‘Cat” Pretorius from heARTh eARTh ART, and Shane Eades – Earth Guardian at Terra-Khaya: Earth Home Project. “At Terra-Khaya we have built all our structures from natural and recycled material. In […]

Natural Building Course: Materials and Techniques

Take the first step to a sustainable future by learning hands-on natural building skills. Understand the alchemy of how different types of earth work, and do not work together, their potential and limitations. You will also explore questions around sustainable living based in Peter McIntosh’s experience living off-grid at Berg-en-dal. Materials you will work with: […]

Hout Bay Green Faire 2017

Fully powered by solar & wind power!! The next Green Faire will take place on Sunday, the 5th of November 2017 from 10:00 – 17:00 at Kronendal Primary School. The Hout Bay Green Faire has been a successful annual, zero-waste event for the past 10 years — a showcase of green products and services, energy and […]

Sustainable Building Course by the Natural Building Collective

Here`s an opportunity to take part in a month-long sustainable building course by Natural Building Collective in conjunction with LONG WAY HOME. They will be building a passive solar, earth sheltered building out of tyres, cob, compressed earth bricks, ecobricks and glass bottles at the Delft Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre. The Delft community was established in […]

Building with Nature: 10 Day Natural Building Workshop at Terra-Khaya

NATURAL BUILDING WORKSHOP AT TERRA-KHAYA 9-19 MARCH 2017  – HOGSBACK On this Building with Nature course, facilitators Carrie ‘Cat” Pretorius & Shane Eades, will teach and practically explore a variety of natural building techniques using natural and salvaged recycled materials; bringing the following elements and practical applications into the course. Cobbing Wattle & Daub Adobe […]

Fairtrade Certified Companies in South Africa

Fairtrade is an ethical certification whose main aim is to promote more equality and sustainability in the farming sector. The Fairtrade Mark is the most widely recognised and trusted ethical label in the world. A product that carries the Fairtrade Certification Mark has met the rigorous Fairtrade Standards, which focus on improving labour and living conditions for […]

Upcycled Seedling Pots

Have you ever considered how many toilet rolls your household sends in for recycling every year? As recycling uses energy and other resources it should always be the last resort; reducing and reusing our waste is just far more sensible, period. Sustainable living can also be a fun and pragmatic outlet for your creativity. Here is one idea to […]

Green Is The New Black

When considering the cosmos one can feel rather small. Here we are on planet Earth, in our little solar system that lies within the Milky Way; which is just a spec in terms of the known universe. Yet our “blue marble” is home to incredible diversity and infinite wonder. Nature is perfect and sublime. She provides […]

10 Simple Ways to Live More Sustainably

The movement toward eco-consciousness has been fueled by environmental concerns created by the devastating impacts of climate change, overpopulation and the destruction and degradation of natural resources and areas. Sustainable living is the tool to take our power back and right the wrongs of our ignorant past for the benefit of all life on the […]

How To Stay Cool and Green During a Heatwave

STAY OUT OF THE SUN AND LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:  Avoid outdoor activity, especially between 10:00 and 15:00. If you must be outside during the heat of the day remember to take frequent breaks in a shaded area, preferably under a tree. DRINK LOTS OF WATER: Drinking water will keep you hydrated and help regulate body temperature. Adding some mint, apple […]

7 Tips To Reduce Plastic Consumption

While making every effort to honour our pledge this Plastic Free July, we have been surprised by the amount of times plastic sneaks into our daily routine. Avoiding all single use plastics is not as easy as you would think, but it becomes easier as your awareness and planning improve with the intention to reduce and […]

Stay Green in the Overberg

Planning a holiday is always exciting, a new city to explore, plenty of time to soak up enough sunshine to last you the rest of the year and of course, the journey on the open road. The only speed bump seems to be whether you are making the smart, green choice about your destination. Now […]