Week 1

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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 […]

DAY 1 – NUTRITION – HEIDI DU PREEZ 2

In this video, Heidi Du Preez speaks about wholesome nutrition. She first brings things into balance. Her philosophy is that she has realised that we so strive for one aspect of life and neglect a lot of others, even in nutrition. We’ll focus on being vegetarian or raw food… Or this or that, but for her, her […]

DAY 1 – NUTRITION – HEIDI DU PREEZ 3

In today’s video we talk nutrition. If you take a food conscious hipster and a fat McDonalds eater, they are both ingesting nutrition of some form. However, one cares about the food he/she puts in themselves and the other doesn’t. People don’t realise the importance of nutrition and eating the right things. The wonderful nutritionist […]

DAY 7 – DECK TALK – HERMANUS

Bientangs Cave Restaurant The University of Earth Team left Michael’s farm and travelled eastwards. On the way, we stopped for lunch at the small coastal town of Hermanus, normally famous for its whales. As Bulelani looked over the harbour, I suddenly realised that this was one thing at least that we had got right. Now we […]

DAY 6 – ANIMAL FARMING 2

The lambs get tattoed in their ear from stock theft and legal purposes but that’s the only intervention. For stud cattle that option is also allowed. The lambs have never been dosed or treated. They have just been sucking on their mothers, and are now being weaned. They received some funding to buy plant material and […]

DAY 4 – NUTRITION 6 – BEATRICE 1

Most people are feeding themselves with nutrient deficient food, and the nutrient-deficient food is food that has been highly refined highly processed and uses up more nutrients in the body to process it than it actually gives us and we end up being malnourished, so even if we are large, even obese people are malnourished, […]

DAY 6 – ANIMAL FARMING 1

How do we keep animals in a way that is humane and good for the planet? I’ve had a lot of experience way back with industrial dairy cows and livestock and so on. I can absolutely see the difference in the livestock between what I was experienced there and what are we doing here. There […]