01 Feb 2021
In the garden this month - February 2021 - by Leoné Williams from Petal Faire Nursery

In the garden this month - February 2021 - by Leoné Williams, Petal Faire Nursery

By now, I suppose we are all addicted to social media to some extent, but every so often it channels something extraordinary our way to quieten those pricks of conscience. I had one such case recently, when Trees in Africa (one of my favourite pages) posted information about and a link to an astounding body of root system illustrations, analyses and...

18 Oct 2020
In the garden this month - October 2020 - by Leoné Williams from Petal Faire Nursery

In the garden this month - October 2020 - by Leoné Williams, Petal Faire Nursery

Recently, a client sent me a photograph of a gorgeous flowering tree in her garden that had me mystified. When she told me it was the syringa I sourced for her about ten years ago, the penny dropped.  No, I am not in the habit of supplying clients with the invasive syringa tree (Melia azedarach) that is such a blight in many of our gardens. This...

17 Oct 2020
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A purposeful partnership

My Product has been identified by the Crossroads Bread Project as a preferred supplier, and we’ve partnered with them to provide an e-commerce and management solution that plugs in to their program, reaching all their affiliates. My Product will form an integral part of their social development program with the churches and institutions that are...

15 Oct 2020
The Crossroads Bread Project

The Crossroads Bread Project

As South Africa buckles under the weight of a global crisis that has laid waste to lives and livelihoods, as hunger and hardship have haunted this land, something remarkable has happened: people have come together to bake bread. A collective of corporates, churches, communities and concerned individuals have pooled their power in a project that is set...

14 Oct 2020
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Unique bread project launches

More than just food for thought: Crossroads where deeper connection, serving and service meet Even before guests were welcomed by their hosts at the launch of the Crossroads Bread Project at the Reformed Church in Daspoort Pretoria a few days ago, they were greeted by the smell of fresh warm bread.  It was an aroma that made mouths water and...