The Great Marula Tree

I was at a wedding over the weekend, and on the table was a little card about the marula tree and how the Zulu people believe it’s linked to fertility – the wedding venue was called ‘Under the Marula Tree’, hence the little info card. It’s a bit embarrassing to admit, but prior to reading … Read more

Calabash: The First Water Bottle

There was a story on the radio recently that related to the calabash fruit, and how it can be used as a musical instrument for calling the ancestors. Unfortunately there’s very little information online regarding this ancestral link, but nonetheless it’s still a very interesting fruit and one that has special significance in KZN. The … Read more

Indigenous Plant Fair

Every year, at the start of spring, the Botanical Society of South Africa holds the Indigenous Plant Fair at the Durban Botanical Gardens. The event, which took  place over last weekend, gives people a chance to see the incredible flora indigenous to South Africa, and allows them an opportunity to speak to people in the … Read more

Indigenous Plant Fair in Durban

Don’t miss the Indigenous Plant Fair, on 4 & 5 Sept 2010 at Munies Sports Field, John Zikhali (Sydenham Rd), next to Durban Botanic Gardens.  Open 09:00-16:00 both days. Huge selection of plants and also food, displays and experts at hand to advise. Entrance is R5.00 with children free.  Bring your own wheelbarrow to avoid … Read more