organic farming

January 27, 2011

Why Are Organic Products So Expensive?

With the best intentions in the world as a green consumer, it’s easy to get put off when you compare the price of organic food with […]
January 18, 2011

How to Garden Sustainably

Not only are sustainable gardening methods better for your wallet, but they are gentler on the planet as well.
October 6, 2010

Bamboo Clothing: Green, or Greenwashed?

If you’re looking for more eco-friendly clothing, should you choose bamboo? Bamboo has been touted for the last several years as being one of the most […]
October 6, 2010

South Africa’s bamboo-related manufacturing prospects

South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is initiating a study into the prospects for bamboo-related business opportunities in the country, with emphasis being given to […]
September 21, 2010

Worm Composting

Worm composting is a process where earthworms are used to process waste materials into a valuable organic fertilizer. It can be done on a large commercial […]
July 17, 2010

Peak Phosphorus – What does this mean?

Our ability to provide enough food to feed the human population is dependent on the availability of phosphorus. While the term “peak oil” has become a […]
July 16, 2010

Edible Rooftop Gardens

RISC is an inspirational edible roof garden project atop the Reading International Solidarity Centre, a development education centre in the heart of the busy city. It […]
June 29, 2010

What exactly is ‘Organic’ produce?

Organic farming recognises the direct connection between our health and the food we eat. Strict regulations, known as ‘standards’, define what organic farmers can and cannot […]