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By Ané Venter Sitting on the carpet in my third grade classroom, one of my earliest memories is one of our teacher reading a riveting storybook to the class. Suddenly there’s a shriek and a great commotion. A few kids down from me, someone gasps and...

In the medical field rule number one when treating patients is: First do no harm.When it comes to the garden, your vegetables and soil you should be following the same law. Barring a few epiphytic plants (plants that survive using the moisture in the air...

Any tree is better than no tree.An indigenous tree is better than any tree.An endemic tree is the ideal indigenous tree. Trees are an extremely important part of the earth's ecosystem. They perform a multitude of functions. They produce oxygen and process carbon dioxide which is...

According to the Children's Institute, 11.2 million South African children between the ages of 7 and 17 were found to have "attended some form of educational facility in 2017." This makes up 98% of the country's children. While maths, science and business studies are all important...

Human beings have been growing plants for about ten thousand years. Before that we wandered the plains, jungles and tundra’s of the world for hundreds of thousands of years under the open skies. Our bodies are deeply connected to the cycles of nature-the seasons, the...

Around the world war is responsible for ruining hundreds of thousands of lives. Pistols and rifles, bullets and blades, bombs and bricks have all been used to murder, kill and maim. All of these things are subtractive – they take away. They take away joy, they take away...

Human beings are found in more places and in more diverse habitats than any other creature on earth. From the deserts of Africa to the jungles of the Asian tropics, from the frozen Arctic tundra’s to the high mountains of Nepal, people are everywhere. As homo-sapiens...

By Ané Venter I press down the plunger of my French Press and pour myself a cup of coffee; it’s Monday morning and time to start work in my home office. I pick up my cup of liquid gold from the wooden kitchen countertop, and shuffle...