Be Part of a Record Breaking Tree Hug
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- Earth Day 22 April 2015? Invite your friends and family to Stellenbosch to take part in a massive tree hug
Still unsure what to do on Earth Day 22 April 2015? Invite your friends and family to Stellenbosch to take part in a massive tree hug in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Tree Hug. The current record holders are Portland, Oregon, USA with 936 people.
And Stellenbosch Municipality wants to break this record with 3000 people...
Not only will this be a fun day in nature, but create awareness on how important it is for us to love and nurture our environment through projects such as the 1 Million Trees project.
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Why Soil ?
The UN declared 2015 as International Year of Soils. This year will be dedicated to educate and inform the public on the importance of healthy soils. Over population, climate change, and unsustainable agriculture are some of the aspects that causes the rapidly eradication of soil. We are mostly unaware of the vital role soil plays in our daily lives, and without soil there will be no food production and no foundation for human civilisation!
Here are a few easy tips to save your soils:
- Give saturated ground time to drain and dry. Saturated ground is often the first signal of mud and landslides.
- Mulching is the easiest and simplest way to protect your soil and improve the quality. Mulch reduces evaporation and water usage, it enhances microorganism activity, and it protects the soil from natural elements.
- Compost as much as you can! Not only does compost reduce the waste that would've ended up in landfills, it improves your soil's composition and gives you healthier soil in the long term.
- Keep growing! Your plants and crops prevents soil erosion, and soil provides the vital ecosystem service of storing carbon.
Soil isn't just a medium for plant growth - it is life!