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urban wild life food forest

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I serve nature and urban biodiversity. I work alone most of the time as efforts to raise interest in my neighbourhood have not succeeded. Instead I document everything and share it on my website I'm experimenting with ways of growing food that also support biological diversity. I grow as many native food plants as possible, as indigenous plants have eco-evolved with a great diversity of local insects and micro-fauna.  I've recently started collaborating with a group creating wild life corridors in the city. I'm always working on propagating wild plants that are delicious to eat. I do not believe foraging is sustainable, and this is one reason native food plants should be cultivated. I also practice 3 zone permaculture, keeping the majority of the garden wild as a food forest and collecting the organic inputs from the rest of the garden in grow beds fed underground with grey water. A balance of low input indigenous food plants and high input exotic vegetables. I have created a number of systems for recycling waste streams on the property to serve the needs of growing food.

51 Riebeek Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, Western Cape, South Africa 7460