A Succulent Christmas

Having breakfast one morning in Constantia Village, Cape Town, I found myself watching them erecting a Christmas tree … not just any Christmas tree though, this one was made in the way a living wall is, with a metal frame, with potted succulents inserted. It was absolutely magnificent… chatting to the people involved, their focus was around creating a waste free Christmas. The succulents would afterwards be used in a water wise garden in the court yard, a wonderful gardening solution in this time of drought.

By | 2017-12-13T19:11:43+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Sustainability|0 Comments

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Natalie has a passion for healthy and circular living, and is always exploring spaces where she can learn from people with expansive knowledge. With a background in graphic/web design and film, she uses these communication skills to share the valuable knowledge she encounters. Following 10 years in London, feeling the disconnection of society on so many levels, she explored the more alternative lifestyle communities in Wales and France, and then spent a year in a camper van travelling around Australia, living in the bush and visiting eco villages, learning about health, nutrition and regenerative/natural living. She has since returned to her home country, South Africa, where she works in multimedia and communication with projects that focus on a healthy world. Some of these include African Earth Rights (Love local, love sustainable); Soil for Life (who teach organic gardening, and wellbeing in impoverished areas); Good Life Organics (suppliers of organic products); Wild and Waste Free (Packaging free, community focused shop); TAGDit (social media app for deep democracy and information sharing within groups); PHA Campaign (Protecting Cape Town's primary food growing area).

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