Sustainable Living is More Than Keeping Breathing!

This past weekend, from Thursday through Sunday, in my capacity as current President of the venerable Durban and Coast Horticultural Society (Est 1903!), I was much occupied with our stand at Durban’s annual Sustainable Living Exhibition. A painful back meant I had to cast the burden on my Vice-President as well as Board and other members rather a lot, but they rose magnificently to the challenge.

Sundry media warnings to stay indoors to avoid severe tropical storm weather did not help attendance much, but it was pretty good in the circumstances. Busload after busload of schoolchildren ignored the warnings and came in on the Saturday.

I’ll let some pictures speak for themselves:

Preparing for the official opening.

The DCHS stand with various exhibits and demonstrations.

Some extra drainpipe water harvesters I made for demonstration.

The subject of one of our demonstrations/talks.

A practical demonstration was also given in support of this poster.

Owler Talepiece:


© September 2017 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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13 Responses to Sustainable Living is More Than Keeping Breathing!

  1. ynacalamiong says:

    Thanks for the tips. I’m new in sustainable living and the concept is not that well-known in the Philippines (where I’m based).

    I’ll try your tips on composting!


  2. This reminds me so much of the events I used to attend growing up in Brasil. We love sustainable fairs there!


  3. I love the “damp dry in the sun”. So beneficial in multiple ways. Old fashioned not all bad. Nothing is nicer than sun dried sheets and towels anyway.
    Enjoyed the hints

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  4. Is it possible to say SIYAKWAMUKELA quickly or only if you’re drunk?

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  5. de Wets Wild says:

    Thanks for some terrific tips! It is time we all stepped a little lighter on the earth.

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