December 18, 2018


Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals -

Friday, November 30, 2018

LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park -

Friday, November 30, 2018

The IFLA Student Design Competition Winners 2018 Announced -

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Samuel Pellissier of University of Free State’s travels inspire the winning Corobrik architectural regional award -

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Resilient Landscaping: Cape Resilient Landscaping Forum -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Tonight at UCT the m.arch (prof) & landscape architecture awards -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Brave New World’s cultural vision paints a brighter future -

Friday, November 23, 2018

Cape Town’s new Ratanga Junction development -

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Out & About at FutureScape Africa 2018 -

Friday, November 16, 2018

The New Retirement Landscape -

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Canadian Canoe Museum’s 1.5acre Green Roof -

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thuli Masuku, the HR Director for Landscaping and Turf at Servest on what matters to her most in driving strategic human resources -

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Landscaping and Gardening Services Industry Analysis & Outlook 2018-2022 by Marketresearchpro -

Friday, October 12, 2018

South Africa’s Garden Day- Sunday 21 October 2018 -

Friday, October 5, 2018

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape -

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Just in time for summer… we introduce ‘The Blyde- Pretoria’ -

Monday, October 1, 2018

Turftech installs revolutionary multipurpose pitch at Ashton International College in Benoni -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Brand new from Wacker Neuson, the MCT36-5 walk-behind concrete trowel, for perfect concrete finishing results -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Organic waste not wasted for long- Corona Facility is re-shaping the waste landscape -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cellfast Water Timers -

Monday, September 3, 2018

Green Shoots for Ghana’s Flower Industry

As profit grows so does the capacity and this provides the opportunity to employ more women farmhands. The women would become masters of their land and hopefully their pockets too. Clusters of black peppercorn vines, ylang ylang flowers and citronella plants line the bushy roadway to Bedum forest in Ghana’s Central Region. It is early afternoon and a small group of women are tending to rows of yellow, pink, orange and red variations of heliconia tropical flowers as part of a gender-focused social enterprise program channelled through Eden ‘n’ Eve, a 10-acre flower farm owned by Sefa Gohoho-Boatin. In an…

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Sea Point Promenade upgrade in full swing

In the next few years, the Sea Point Promenade will feature more trees and landscaped gardens, more public art, a new seawall with new paving and improved facilities, becoming an even more popular and inclusive space for all Capetonians. These are some of the exciting plans under way to upgrade and rehabilitate this much-loved public space. Recent visitors to the Promenade will have noticed new play equipment for children, new irrigation systems being laid and a number of indigenous trees being planted to provide shade in the future. This forms part of the first phase of the City’s R6 million…

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Digging Out Cash

THE lash green patch slightly further away from the recently rehabilitated smooth busy tarmacked Nairobi-Mombasa highway is a sight to behold. Motorists are stunned by the site which quite a number describe as an Island in a desert , five kms away from the town of Sultan Hamud , in Nzai village,Mukaa District. Neighbors marvel at the curiosity of motorists who slow down at the site, 120 kms from Nairobi , to catch a glimpse of the spot, beyond which spreads out patches of dry grass on barren land. “Some of them make a stop over and walk right to…

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Ugandas’ Minister of Agriculture officially launches Banana Boosting Project in East and Central Africa.

The project seeks to develop new disease and pest resistant hybrid varieties of Matooke and Mchare― two popular cooking banana types grown by farmers in East Africa. A five-year project seeking to boost on going efforts to deliver high-yielding, disease resistant, and superior cooking banana varieties to increase food security and improve incomes of smallholder farmers in the Great Lakes region will be officially launched today, 20 May 2015 in Kampala, Uganda. The project will be officially launched by the country’s Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi (MP), in an event that brings together all…

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A Non Toxic Fruit Fly Control Strategy ; Attract and Kill Method

Nairobi. Fruit flies constitute one of the major threats to horticultural production in Africa, causing estimated annual economic losses of USD 42 million. Their wide distribution, fast proliferation, large populations and their ability to feed on multiple host crops has led to huge yield losses in fruit and vegetable crops. Besides the direct damage caused to fruits, indirect losses occur as a result of quarantine restrictions to large lucrative overseas markets. Traditional fruit fly control involves the spraying of chemical pesticides which are known to have a negative impact on the environment, the farmers and the consumer. Increasingly many species…

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Western Cape dam level report.

The state of the main dams supplying the Cape metropolitan area as compared to the five previous years is reflected in the table below. Because the sizes of the dams vary, the best indicator is the overall percentage stored compared to the total accumulated capacity. This is the statistic shown in the bottom line of the table below. It is important to bear in mind that the time to save water is when there is water to save, and we should therefore not become complacent about our water saving efforts. Cape Town will never be in the position of having…

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Over 4,000 De Doorns families benefit from govt support

PRETORIA: Government has come to the aid of 4,021 families living in De Doorns in the Western Cape, whose breadwinners are mostly seasonal farm workers. The assistance being provided includes the supply of seed and seedlings for family gardens and funding for the establishment of community-based organisations and cooperatives, among others. The people of De Doorns are mostly unemployed and find seasonal employment in the area’s farming sector only during September and April, leaving them without income for the remainder of the year. Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, who held a community imbizo in De Doorns on Sunday, announced…

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Sky’s the limit for Durban roof tops

KZN – URBAN MANAGEMENT ZONE While in Durban for a SALI National meeting, Sylvia Burger, the Administrator from SALI KZN casually suggested that on the way to the airport we pop past a building in Durban’s inner city to view the rooftop garden she has been involved with for the past while. What awaited us was not quite what you’d expect in central Durban! The building, 77 Monty Naicker Street, is a rather ordinary building, opposite the International Conference & Exhibition Centre (ICC) and a large taxi holding area. But this building is a little different from those around it;…

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The Future of Plant care

Hi-Tech Globe Gardens : Electrolux Pot Moots For the large part of the population living without a green thumb, the Electrolux Pot Moots concept could certainly be the difference between lively indoor arrangements and dead ones. The sophisticated-looking system comprises at least one spherical flower pot with an impressive touchscreen interface that helps you care for what you grow. At 20 centimeters in diameter, the hub planter is all you need to achieve the perfect conditions for your leafy companion. It informs you of the moisture and nutrient levels in the soil so that you know how to improve the…

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Why Africa offers growing opportunities for agricultural products

The main drivers of demand for agricultural products are population growth, urbanisation, economic growth and changing diets. Population growth brings greater demand, urbanisation leads to more people buying food rather than producing their own, economic growth increases purchasing power while changing diets implies that people are opting for diverse, and sometimes healthier, consumption. Africa is expected to double its population from 1.2 billion to 2.4 billion by 2050, making it the fastest growing region in the world. The continent is also urbanising rapidly. More than 50% of the population still lives in rural areas but this is changing. The continent…

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