December 18, 2018

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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

Greenpop start a Treevolution

Greenpop have run many great projects, including Trees for Zambia Greenpop just hosted its second ever Reforestation Festival this past weekend, where participants plant indigenous trees to help restore the ancient Platbos forest. Around 250 people from the ages of 5 to 65 years joined them in their ‘Treevolution’. Trees contribute hugely to the environmental balance – by creating oxygen, stabilising the soil and encouraging biodiversity among other things – and considering the rapid rate of deforestation worldwide, this kind of event could not have come at a more crucial time. I chat to Lauren O’ Donnell, one of the…

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Homemakers Exhibition Cape Town

HOMEMAKERS Expo Looking for inspiration for your home improvement plans? At the HOMEMAKERS Expo shows you’ll find a festival of brilliant ideas to help you on your way to creating your dream home. South Africa’s Premier Home Improvement Event A gathering of South Africa’s finest home improvement product and service providers, HOMEMAKERS Expo is South Africa’s premier home lifestyle consumer show. From sleek bathroom fittings and the latest in kitchen appliances to sublime new furnishings and the latest paint techniques – you’ll find it all at this fab home improvement event! Incorporating a spectrum of South Africa’s best product and…

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Africa’s Great Green Wall

Supporting local communities in the sustainable use of their natural resources, the Great Green Wall Initiative in Africa aims to combat desertification in dry land areas and around the Sahara. The initiative hopes to improve the environment, which will in turn contribute to climate change mitigation, while helping to improve food security and the livelihoods of people in the Sahel and Sahara. The challenge The Sahel and Saharan region of Africa is faced with increasing pressure on already fragile ecosystems, a factor that is contributing to the insecurity of people and their livestock. These communities are some of the world’s most…

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Plant breeding academy opens in Nairobi

The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) today opened the African Plant Breeding Academy to help improve the livelihoods of Africa’s smallholder farmers and their families, reduce hunger and boost Africa’s food supply.   AOCC’s goal is to use the latest scientific equipment and techniques to genetically sequence, assemble and annotate the genomes of 100 traditional African food crops to guide the development of more robust produce with higher nutritional content. ‘Orphan crops’ are African food crops and tree species that have been neglected by researchers and industry because they are not economically important on the global market. The consortium includes the…

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The Cape Green Forum Trade Day

Two Cape Green Trade Days are held during each year to coincide with Spring and Autumn. These days allow suppliers to the nursery industry the opportunity to promote their products and/or services directly to their customers. Visitors include retailers, growers, landscapers, landscape architects, estate managers, municipalities and other allied businesses. Around 400 people spend the day browsing and placing orders with the various different exhibitors. Exhibitors are able to see all their clients and meet new potential customers during the day, which runs from 09h00 – 15h00. Stands are available in various sizes costing from R1000 – R7000. Members receive…

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Ethiopia sees horticulture boom.

Ethiopia’s horticulture sector, according to the country’s recently released total export revenue, remains a top earning product for the East African country. Ethiopia generated a total of $114 million from flower exports during the first six months of its fiscal year, says the Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency (EHDA). From the total revenue, $90 million was secured from the export of 289 million flower cuttings and over 20,000 tons of roses and summer flowers in the fiscal year, beginning July 2014. EHDA also said close to 77,000 tons of vegetables, fruits and herbs were exported in the same period, generating $23…

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Is Kenya Losing its Top Position in the Horticulture Market?

Since 2008, the sector has been achieving growth rates ‘well below global competitors’. This, despite the fact that the country is one of the most successful producers and exporters of fresh produce and flowers. According to the report, the growth of the horticulture sector hinges on an acute response to the underperformance of the once budding industry by government and industry players. During a conference in Nairobi to address the uncertainties of the horticulture sector, which is among the leading employers in the country, it was noted that a turnaround strategy has to be adopted promptly. “We are focusing on…

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Cape Town’s Outdoor Art Exhibition

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town on Wednesday announced the end of its outdoor exhibition, Art54, which featured – among others – the work of Michael Ellion and his Ray Ban-sponsored “Perception of Freedom” spectacles. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Garreth Bloor, called the exhibition a success which had left a legacy. “Today the project draws to a close and as we look at the successes and lessons learned, it is clear that the project has achieved what was intended,” he said. “Public art helps to define the spaces around us, making…

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Why Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our Cities

Why Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our Cities | ArchDaily For most people, spending time outdoors in well-designed public spaces is one of the highlights to city life. Why, then, do we spend comparatively little time and money on designing them? In this article, originally posted on Metropolis magazine as “Designing Outdoor Public Spaces is Vital to the Future of our Cities” Kirt Martin, the vice-president of design and marketing at outdoor furniture designer Landscape Forms, makes the case that landscape architects and industrial designers working in the public realm are key for our cities’ health and happiness….

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Third international Congress for Landscape Architects

Keynotes o   September 5th: at the Third International Congress for Landscape Architects in Curitba, Brazil, Graham Young will be talking on The changing nature of South African landscape architecture o   September 15-19: LARASA Congress, Durban South Africa: Johan Barnard will be talking on Sustainable Cities and Natural Resource Management and Graham Young on Transforming place, transforming perception: Freedom Park – A Landscape of Emancipation o   24-25 July Green Building Conference Graham Young spoke on the: Landscape Architecture: 2 paradigms and 7 trends Sophiatown Sophiatown – going extreme:  In May 2007 NLA was involved with the first extreme park makeover for…

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