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Our farming philosophies explained

Our farming philosophies explained

I was put in touch with these guys recently and if you click on those highlighted words (especially scroll down to the photos with their subtitles) you will get an erudite explanation of what the philosophical underpinning is to our grazing methodology. To understand what underlies

This plant is the answer to many of our problems

This plant is the answer to many of our problems

There is a plant can be harnessed to address many of the problems we face in this country. Nutrition, employment and environmental damage for starters. It can be used to make rope, clothes, food, paper, textiles, plastics, insulation, building materials and biofuel. This plant is

The amazing, community building Sisonke Circus is presenting a new show

The amazing, community building Sisonke Circus is presenting a new show

Attending a Sisonke performance always leaves me feeling inspired about the potential of the people we have in this country. It is the perfect antidote to the disappointment brought about by living under a  government that cares nothing for it’s people and the environment. Click

How we manage the threats to our vines

How we manage the threats to our vines

Hello The last time I wrote about some of our vineyard management practices was here, in November 2012. The biggest threat to the health of vines is the leaf roll virus. It is terrible to see a vine that has been infected. The vector, or

True cost accounting, a phrase we will hear more about in 2016.

True cost accounting, a phrase we will hear more about in 2016.

Hello I write this with my management accountant hat on. I have an Honours Degree in Management Accounting and studied accounting for 5 years. Not once was the concept of true cost accounting (TCA) mentioned. If accounting was truly costed, if you will excuse the

Bacteria:Friend or Foe?

Bacteria:Friend or Foe?

Hello In March 2015 we presented our first As We Eat seminar. I am lucky enough to be part of the group presenting these seminars. The other three have wonderful life stories and are in the business of helping humans become healthier through mostly non

Articles from my column in Longevity magazine.

Articles from my column in Longevity magazine.

For the past four months I have written a monthly column in Longevity magazine. Thanks to Gisele Wertheim-Aymes for giving me the opportunity. Herewith links to each column. Unleash your inner eco warrior – April 2015 You, only better – May, June 2015 Revitalise yourself, July