Welcome to the Earth Probiotic Blog

We are not the most regular of bloggers (probably because we believe in the long form of writing).

When we do get down to writing an article, we hope it’s worthwhile to read (and share).

Our blogs cover what we’re passionate about. And what we find really interesting (like how to build a smokeless fire).

But what’s in common is that we really care about the environment, love gardening, are passionate about composting.

We don’t strive to be politically correct (and yes we agree with the science around climate change!).

And hope to inspire a conversation (and hopefully a bit of behaviour change).

National Honey Bee Day

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The little honey bee is responsible for pollinating 1/3 of all fruits and vegetables and some crops would not produce food at all without bees. These industrious insects have been around for roughly 125 million years and although bee numbers are sadly declining, the remaining survivors continue to act as invaluable resources to our planet and its other residents in numerous ways.
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Tips for winter gardening

Winter has arrived.

That doesn't mean that you should stop gardening.

We're happy to share some tips for you to enjoy your garden during these cold days and nights (and if you're lucky enough to live in Johannesburg then your days will be - mostly - warm!).
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Plant for animals not plants

If you plant for insects and wildlife you end up with a beautiful garden.
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Our Water Crisis Is More Than The Drought

The drought has brought home how precious our water is. But looking after what we have is probably more important than natural supply itself.
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What's Looking At You From Your Compost Heap

A compost heap should be full of different types of insects. Broadly these are “shredders” and “predators”. Shredders are key to breaking down the organic matter. Predators prey on them. If you don’t have either your compost heap is probably not in very good shape.
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Being Green Is A Risk Management Strategy

Building environmental solutions into your business is not only about being “green”, it’s also about making your business resilient to labour disturbance, drought and even new legislation. And of course, rising costs.
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Carbon Landscaping

The United Nations declared 2015 The Year of Soil - strange. Should it not be The Year of Air or Water. Even, perhaps, Food. These are currency right now; and many companies dive right in reducing their environmental footprint. Good for them. Everyone needs to do their bit.
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