UOE TRIP 1 DAY 3 THE DIRT ROAD TO DE RUST

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 […]

UOE TRIP 1 DAY 3 GROENFONTEIN TO OSTRICH FARM

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 […]

UOE TRIP 2 DAY 3.6 CORNELL BUSH LAB THE FINAL RESEARCH RESULTS

In this chemistry lab, they do the tests, covering: Iron Southern African Environmental Observation Network Why lab work can be expensive Crome Phosphate Water purification Polarity of Solids Copper Oxygen Mobile testing equipment Nitrate Environmental sustainability Regulating / Limiting factors

UOE TRIP 2 DAY 3.5 CORNELL THE BUSH LAB WATER RESEARCH

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.

UOE TRIP 2 DAY 3.4

In total, what we have done is collected our samples of the insects from the different biotypes. The level of detail that you can analyse from this data can vary. The most simple of this evaluation is to add the score of what we’ve found and the closer to 100, the better. We are already on […]

UOE TRIP 2 DAY 3.3 CORNEL AT THE RIVER

Bovine Tuberculosis was introduced to the Southern part of the Kruger National Park many years ago when the section of the Southern fence was stolen by the local communities, and their cattle, which were infected with TB, as it is an exotic disease originating from Europe especially cattle. The cattle came into contact at that […]

UOE TRIP 2 DAY 3.2 CORNELL OLIFANTS OVERVIEW

Most people see a river, and that’s the highlight of the area especially in this type of landscape, and it’s true because that’s the hub that we spoke about earlier. The main vein of life. It’s the hub from where most of your ecological influences will sprout from. It’s also, like we discussed earlier, the […]

UOE TRIP 2 DAY 3.1

We arrived late in the evening before after dark. When we awoke, the beauty of the tree top camp lay around us. We were leaving early again to go to the Palula Game Reserve, where we were going to be studying the water samples from the Oliphants River, which is one of the main rivers […]

DAY 3 – TRIP 2 – PART ONE

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 […]

DAY 3 – RIVERS 3

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 […]