Christmas Is Green And White
CHRIST is celebrated in every part of the world and it is a festive season. It comes with celebrations in various traditions in different climes.
AS a global society, we are at a junction where our decisions today will help shape the environment and climate into which our children and grandchildren will be born. But this is not just about the future. There are immediate benefits to keeping pollutants out of our environment: cleaner air, lower energy costs, improved aesthetics…
SOMETIMES called living walls, green facades, bio walls, eco walls or vertical gardens, green walls are a dynamic way to green a vertical built surface. Green walls refer to vegetation that grows directly onto a building’s façade or to vegetation that is grown on a separate structural system that can be free standing and adjacent…
GHETTO gardening is the serious business of feeding families in economic and social crisis living in low-income housing as a result of social or economic restrictions, or hardships, with no access to green space and transforming urban spaces. Ghetto gardening is an action for greening and renewal of cities, call it green graffiti an important…
Earthworms Dig, Humans Don’t!
IN the last article on ‘‘No-Dig” garden, we established some reasons why we don’t dig the soil. Digging exposes the soil’s very delicate ecosystem to the air and ultraviolet rays of the sun, which kills the soil’s organisms.
No Dig Gardening
Everyone agrees that gardening would be more fun, and many people would be more inclined to take up gardening if there wasn’t the need for all that back-breaking, hard work such as digging.
THE gardener’s versus weeds battle happens every season but it is not just for aethestics. A garden bed full of weeds leaves little nutrients and space for the plants you actually want to grow. When not controlled, weeds spread quickly, choking and snuffing out your seedlings. Taking steps to clear the bed before you plant,…
“Make Your Bed”
MAKE your bed” is one of the statements that we each must have heard a million times as kids. As gardeners though, this simple phrase has a different meaning. “Make your bed” is about preparing the soil for planting. Every gardener gets excited by the thought of finally getting his/her hand in the soil and planting out the newest plant acquisitions.