ALL green areas – whether planted landscapes, wild areas, or a road verge with weeds – contribute to the urban ecosystem. They are vital to our well-being: green areas produce air for us to breathe, they filter pollution, absorb storm water and reduce flooding, purify water and maintain a pleasant temperature. Continue reading “The importance of gardens in urban ecosystems”
Early in January 2017 our Water Board instructed farmers in the lower Berg River Irrigation District to cut water consumption by 30% within 4 weeks or face the stop of release of water from the Berg River Dam. A big wake-up for us!
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Marijke was part of the water-wise demonstration garden at Kirstenbosch in 1997. The drought in 2000 was quickly forgotten and we went back to business as usual. The question is what exactly is a water-wise garden? A garden that is irrigated once a week? Once a month? Never?