Environment

Close Encounters in the Bushveld guided by Eckhard Druschke

Join Eckhard (and Jennifer) for a bush getaway, where we will explore the Fauna & Flora of Tara Rokpa Centre and the surrounding environment. We will take the opportunity to stargaze under the pristine Bushveld night skies on this new moon weekend. Bring your walking shoes and binoculars, field guides and note books, and swimming [...]

By |2021-09-07T11:42:55+02:00November 5th, 2021|, , |0 Comments

Winter Update from Pippa

In mid-June the cold creeps in as the sunsets. I have just come in from the cold where I braved a bowl of soup while watching the sky colours change and the waxing sickle moon and  Venus and Mars growing brighter as the darkness crept in.  The welcome wood-burning stove is now glowing, bringing needed [...]

By |2021-09-03T15:05:52+02:00September 3rd, 2021|blog, community, environment|0 Comments

December 2020 Update from Pippa

Sunset from top of Temple Hill With mid-summer fast approaching, it is hard to believe that a globally challenging year is drawing to a close. Who knows what the future holds for us? We have certainly entered an ever-growing world of electronic communication with so much being offered on Zoom.  Wonderful opportunities for [...]

By |2020-12-14T21:50:03+02:00December 14th, 2020|community, environment, permaculture|0 Comments

Visit to Joburg for Tikologo and Rietvaly Trainees

An educational trip was organised to Johannesburg for the Tikologo and Rietvaly permaculture trainees by Sustainable Community Development NGO.  The group of young people, including 3 men and 4 women were selected as they had all been fully involved in an initial 4-day workshop held both on-site at Tikologo and at the Tirisano crèche site [...]

By |2020-12-14T21:39:51+02:00December 12th, 2020|community, environment, Non Profit, permaculture|0 Comments

Community Update – Summer 2020

We continue to enjoy the best summer rains we have had for many years. The rains have led to abundant growth, as well as challenges around maintenance, with leaking buildings, broken lawnmowers, electricity breakdowns on top of load shedding and often impassable dirt roads. But the saturated earth seems to be bursting with thanks. At [...]

By |2020-02-13T18:51:46+02:00February 13th, 2020|community, environment, permaculture|0 Comments

November 2018 Update from Pippa

Sitting at my desk enjoying a wonderful side-on view of the valley and bush clad hills beyond, is a treat. Yesterday’s welcome rain has brought greenery and a cool washed look to the previously parched and dry veld. The tinkling sound of the running water through the solar flow forms helps to restore the water [...]

By |2018-11-13T00:54:46+02:00November 11th, 2018|community, environment|2 Comments

Reflections on Tsunma Tsondru’s Wilderness Within

“To live in the fullness of time” ¹ Spanning almost two days, Ani Tsondru’s Wilderness Within retreat (Aug 31-Sept 2, 2018), was a container of spaciousness, nature walks, silent contemplation, poetry, and heart-centered discussions. The core modules are drawn from eco-philosopher and activist Joanna Macy’s pioneering Work that Reconnects. Having had the privilege to participate [...]

By |2018-10-03T10:09:07+02:00October 1st, 2018|vision|0 Comments
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