Countdown to Planting Season

by EcoStreet June 15, 2009 EcoFood

Down here in the Southern Hemisphere the shortest day of the year less than a week away, and we’re counting down to planting season. Just this past weekend in the rain, my lovely husband was chopping a great chunk out of the lawn so that I can start planting fruit and vegetables in our new […]

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Wetland clean up at Oude Molen Eco Village this Tuesday

by EcoStreet June 14, 2009 Conservation

CAPE TOWN – Here’s something really worthwhile to do on Tuesday’s public holiday. I’m going because I like to make a contribution to keeping places that I enjoy in good nick, and because I want to teach my children that being a member of a community is a give and take process. Photo credit: Millstone […]

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EcoFood: Spicy Apple Sauce

by EcoStreet June 11, 2009 EcoFood

Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce. – Natalie Goldberg It took me a while, but I finally get what our US brothers and sisters are always going on about […]

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Abalimi Bezekhaya: Cape Town’s urban organic farmers

by EcoStreet June 10, 2009 Activism

One Tuesday a few weeks ago I accompanied Duncan Drennan (The Art of Engineering), Duncan’s beautifully pregnant wife Donne, Pia Taylor (Mother City Living), Stefan (a lecturer in applied mathematics at Stellenbosch) and Ruan (a helicopter pilot in training) on a tour of the Fezeka community garden in Gugulethu and the Harvest of Hope packing […]

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Open Green Map (and Cape Town Green Map) launches today

by EcoStreet June 5, 2009 Activism

It’s World Environment Day and the launch day of Open Green Map, a global initiative to map out local natural, cultural and green living sites, to help people make greener lifestyle choices. There are launches being held around the world today: Cape Town, Geneva, Jakarta, Stockholm, Baltimore, Pereira Colombia, the UK towns of Swansea, Clackmannanshire, […]

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EcoFood: Veg Mash

by EcoStreet June 2, 2009 EcoFood

“What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” – AA Milne Mashed potato is my absolute number one comfort food. It really sticks to your ribs, makes you feel full and warm and is perfect for cold winter days. I like my mash […]

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Eco-Food: Roasted Butternut Soup

by EcoStreet May 19, 2009 EcoFood

“Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!” – Lewis Carroll Continuing the series of vegetarian food that even non-vegetarians can enjoy (and reduce their carbon footprints accordingly), here’s my roasted butternut soup recipe, a real favourite with my family (secret: neither of my children like butternut, but they both love this soup). Roasted Butternut Soup (serves […]

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