Succulent Garden

Luscious in the Drought

We may be in a drought, but you can still create a garden that’s lush and beautiful and full of textures and colours – all of the time! In Cape Town, with this severe drought, we should be focusing on how to garden without water, and succulents are amazing for this. A succulent garden should be able to get by just with the intermittent rain, and a bit of dew. This is an incredible answer to keeping green gorgeous, water wise gardens…. and maintaining your soil when all other coverings would have otherwise died off. This also offers a solution to the question of grass … creeping succulents such as Crassula marginalis and Carpobrotus edulis can be split into runners and will quickly cover over a large area.
By | 2017-12-16T16:33:11+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Lifestyle, 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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