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From monthly archives: September 2015

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Make a Day of it – Book, Plant and Food Fair in aid of SARDA

A Book, Plant and Food Fair at Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery. Join us on Saturday the 17th of October 2015.

It's going to be a veritable feast for the mind, body and soul and we'd love you to spend the day with us - starts at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm.

This day is a moment that is part of a larger story - October 2015 is our 25th Birthday month at the indigenous plant nursery.My life and that of Random Harvest are inextricably intertwined, and so in celebrating 25 years of this remarkable Farm and Nursery, I share three of my first loves with you - indigenous plants, books and good food.

Proceeds from the Day will be going to my nominated charity, South African Riding for the Disabled. What an amazing group of people and "equine therapists" (horses and ponies) that work together to bring healing, hope and joy to the lives of so many.

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Indigenous Grassland Biodiversity Walk with Prof Braam van Wyk

After 25 years of restoring a section of disturbed grassland at Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery, I am so excited that Prof. Braam van Wyk will be leading a walk through this beloved part of my farm in October.

I have been fascinated and delighted by how the grassland ecology has increased in complexity since we have restored this piece of land.

Braam’s passion for bringing botany and ecology to the public in an understandable and interesting manner made him my first choice to lead this special walk.

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Three Fun Outdoor kids’ activities in Johannesburg

I never cease to be amazed at how children respond to being at Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery. It is as if they rediscover open space and the beauty of nature around them all over again.

I am a firm believer in Nature being a wonderful teacher.  In fact, some experts refer to nature as “Vitamin N”- essential for a healthy balanced life. For many children that live in urban areas, Random Harvest Nursery provides a vital dose of this “Vitamin N”. We like to engage the children with their senses, encouraging them to respond to what is around them through touch, smell, hearing and sight.

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Jane Griffiths on Urban Food Gardening

When I wrote my first book, Jane's Delicious Garden, I knew hardly anyone who grew their own food. That has changed.

Growing organic vegetables, once a fringe activity, is now mainstream. When people begin growing their own food, it changes them.

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