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 ONE DAY 1.4 PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF THE WORLD

Deidre Loubser -For any specific suggestion for a mini project, funding is a great mini project. She says that for this venture to succeed if the right stakeholders are brought on board, and one of the key stakeholders being the government. But the government have their own initiatives and it’s very difficult to get funding from […]

UOE TRIP ONE DAY 1.3

We start off with Judy telling us what the project is all about, followed by questions and answers. “I think I’m not alone, in seeing the state of what the world has got to, even since a young girl, has completely changed. Whereas before, even since a young girl, most people stood a chance of growing […]

TRIP 2 DAY 1 BULULE GAME DRIVE

The team heads into the highlands of Dahlstrom, and spot thunderclouds building, which is good news because we have heard that Kruger National Park is struggling to feed its wildlife after a massive drought. They drop over the edge of the escarpment, down to the lowlands where the Kruger lies, and the see that the […]

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 2 – PERMACULTURE 4 – SOIL FOR LIFE – PART 2

In this episode from the University of Earth we visit a wonderful vegetable and botanical farmer who has been growing an excellent array of vegetables in his very own permaculture grounds. A previous worker for John Turner, this farmer has detailed knowledge on how plants and vegetable are growing and what soil he uses. The […]

DAY 2 – PERMACULTURE 3 – SOIL FOR LIFE – PART 1

This video from the University of Earth sees the team speaking with the ex-gardener of John Turner and we learn about the wonderful permaculture project that he is working on. The permaculture idea is to really import the organic lifestyle into the home and actually integrate nature fully into your way of life. To add […]

DAY 1 – PERMACULTURE 2 – TOOLS

Which tool to use to grow your own food on a planet with a rapidly changing climate? We have a look at the tools most necessary to grow your own food. John Turner takes us through the tools. Irrespective of the tools which you use, your hands are still the best tools, and a tool […]

DAY 1 – DECK TALK – MARINE & WATER

The group get together to discuss some of their thoughts and concerns around environmental matters. These include the health of the ocean environment from fishes to whales, pollution, the nature of water and the need to consider natural systems and the study thereof in a holistic rather than linear manner. Jackie expresses her concern around […]