Indigenous Garden Tours of a food forest
What do you choose to do with your land? Frank Edwards generously planted a fruit tree and indigenous forest to provide food for people and wildlife. He will tell us all about the permaculture principles he used and his guerilla gardening concept.
Sat 18 November 09h00, 11h00 (reserve tour: 14h00)
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Talk: Hiking the Richtersveld
Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens
Mon 27 November 17:30 for 18:00
Alison Young of UKZN Pmb will tell us about her hike in the southern Richtersveld last year. Enjoy the pictures of beautiful scenery and amazing plants encountered along the way .
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Plant Fair 2017
This year’s indigenous Plant Fair at the Sustainable Living Expo. This year’s indigenous Plant Fair at the Sustainable Living Expo was a break from tradition, as we had to move the Fair indoors for logistical reasons.
Two nurseries joined us, and it was lovely to see the back of the hall come alive, with plants, volunteers and keen gardeners. Because of limited space, we could not display the usual range of plants, but between the two nurseries we had a good mix of ground covers, succulents, shrubs and trees.
Working with the nurseries was a pleasure, they are both committed to the aims and ideals of the Botanical Society, and are keen to come back next year.
Special thanks must go to the volunteers, and our hard-working committee members, Sandra, Barry, Di and Bertha, and of course the nurseries – Grasslands and God’s Green Gifts.