John introduces us to agroforestry. Agroforestry is something that was practiced by previous generations of farmers in the form of poplar trees, which was introduced to provide fast-growing trees, and timber to service the farming operations in the early days. With the advent of modern farming, and the fact that metal has become cheaper than […]
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In this video, we learn a lot along the road as we travel from Groenfontein to an Ostrich farm. We come across a vast area of bare soil, which will result in a massive soil loss when the rain arrives. It causes a constant loss of water through capillary action. The tillage lines also go down […]
Cornell discusses hand raising duikers and a blue wildebeest. The group experience tame warthogs and discuss their diet. The team then goes into the lab to test river and damn water for harmful chemicals.
This episode of University of the earth sees another wonderful trip into our ever more interesting African bush. This time we have a special focus however. The team are traveling along the elephant’s river. This permaculture adventure will be full of surprises and should get your organic brain working. The river is the main […]
The city refuse is washed into the drains and empties out into the areas which are vleis and it affects the hydrology. The water table daylights in areas where the water table is close to the surface. The enghineers with their stormwater plans idea is to get the water out of the city into the […]