Protecting your winter blooms.

In order to ensure the health and longevity of your garden, spending some time in preparing plants for winter is a good idea, especially if you live in colder zones such as 5 or below. Winter injury can occur if the plant is unable to withstand cold temperatures,  if cold temperatures remain for an extended … Continue reading Protecting your winter blooms.


In response to a question regarding his decision to study the active compound(s) in Cannabis at the beginning of his career, the ‘grandfather of Medicinal Marijuana, a personal hero, and the world's foremost cannabis researcher Prof. Raphael Meshulam replied, “Well, a scientist should try to find topics of importance…” This article is not intended to … Continue reading THE ABC OF CBD


Kon'nichiwa ( hello in Japanese ) is a way I remembered ( or not ) my experts identification of cochineal scale, found on our local prickly pears. Cochineal is a tiny red sucking insect that draws the fluid from pads of prickly pear. As they feed, they produce masses of a white waxy material as … Continue reading こんにちは

Smell of a Horse

In Sanskrit ashwagandha means “smell of a horse.” That’s because this herb is said to impart the vigor and strength of a stallion, and has traditionally been prescribed to help people strengthen their immune system after an illness. Sauce Ashwagandha (indian ginseng) is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as both rejuvenating tonic as well as … Continue reading Smell of a Horse

Wwoofing Offgrid

A wwoofing experience. Wake up in the middle of Frontier Country, near Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa. This homestead is 5 metres from one of many game reserves. Its enclosed and has loads of potential for someone wanting to live away from the city life. It can accommodate one person and two if you pitch … Continue reading Wwoofing Offgrid

Hugelkultur Gardening

Pronounced hoo-gul-culture, the name of this practice means ‘hill culture’ or ‘hill mound.’ This practice makes use of dead branches, leaves and grass clippings by recycling them. To build a hugel bed, you must mound the yard waste, along with any compose, manure or other biomass you’ve got. Then, top the compound with soil and … Continue reading Hugelkultur Gardening

Abundant food production in 90 days

Watch Paul Taylor transform a high maintenance lawn, including building a contour dam and swale, into an abundant food-producing system that will produce tons of food annually.