Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Heron IVC means zero food waste to landfill in 2020 is achievable

Putting food waste into landfills is a rubbish idea! Currently between one-third and one-half of all food is landfilled. It’s time to take a look at your rubbish and think about the cocktail of rotten eggs, lumpy custard, prawn-braai leftovers and banana peels festering in the trash, harbouring maggots and flies. The Heron IVC is…
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How to create a South African butterfly garden using host plants

Most butterfly garden blogs will tell you to plant nectar-rich plants like lavender, Freylinas, Salvias or Buddleja species and to stop using insecticides in the garden. But those gardeners are forgetting one thing: a butterfly garden is not about the butterfly and the flowers - it’s about the caterpillar and the leaves of the host…
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6 Indoor plants that filter cigarette smoke

The Amazon jungle is considered the lungs of the earth filtering out carbon dioxide. Closer to home, Indoor plants are regarded as the lungs of the office, filtering out harmful toxins like cigarette smoke (carbon monoxide). The dangers of cigarette smoke (Carbon Monoxide) Cigarette litter is a pain in the butt but carbon monoxide kills!…
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Naturescaping: a way to celebrate World Wildlife Day in the garden.

In 2013 the United Nations proclaimed the 3rd of March: World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness for wild animals. At Life Green Group we believe conservation starts at home, and more importantly in the garden by naturescaping. Naturescaping Naturescaping is a sustainable method of landscaping that pays careful attention to endemic plants and…
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