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I am Julisa Anne Petersen, deeply honoured to meet You here,
where I get to share my passion-filled path of purpose with you…

This decade has seen gardening reach the skies of global trends, as community members, we have turned to each other to survive. Amongst us, we have all we need to thrive! This South African orientated Planting Calendar guides your path, at your own pace, as together we pave our way to self reliance and flourishing gardens.
– Colour coded daily garden activities in tune with the moon-phases
– Aligned with South African time (GMT +2hrs)
– Monthly recommended seeds to plant aligned with Southern Hemisphere seasons

Being a ‘Jill of many trades, master of some’, here are some of my creative skills at your service Click on the title to see examples:

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You can make that special diary just the way you want it, for your company, friends or family. With a once off charge for the diary content template of your choice, edited to your custom requirements at an hourly design rate thereafter, for your print ready file.

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Composting simplified Composting simplified If you do not already have a composting method in place at home, ask yourself why. Write a list of all the things that prevent you from composting the organic waste generated in your home and kitchen. Where do your fruit and vegetable cuttings and peelings go? Egg shells, egg trays, cardboard? Are […]
Garden Guide 3rd Edition Vision in Motion Pertinent to these precarious times, the theme of this edition is at the core of nature and the survival of humanity, ‘Seeds and Food Security’. Our instincts are currently on full alert, as we turn to each other to find solutions. By combining our resources and sharing our skills, we begin navigating […]
Invite your 2021 Sustainable companions home… We are excited to launch the 2021 Sustainable Living Diary! Along with the 2021 Planting Calendar and Garden Guide, featuring the theme of “Seeds and Food Security” being the hot topic of our time and the first obvious step on our journey to sustainability within our South African communities… these are such exciting times. I always knew […]
Sustainable Living Diary and FREE Directory listing Greetings fellow South Africans I’m honoured to be alive and here with you, in these interesting times. Since 2001, I have followed my hearts calling to create annual publications, sharing valuable information, adapting to what’s relevant as the years go on. The Planting Calendar began it’s journey in 2009, now matured to a useful tool […]
Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Garden Guide Right now, where you live, in your neighborhood and around your home, you can make a difference, by adapting your lifestyle one step at a time, to become more sustainable. Get the neighborhood involved if you can, inspire a sense of community, as you turn every patch of earth around your hood into an edible […]
What is Organic Gardening? Many people wonder what organic gardening is. The answer is that organic gardeners do not use chemical based/synthetic fertilizers or pesticides on their plants. Gardening organically is much more than what you don’t do. When you garden organically, you think of your plants as part of a whole system within the environment that starts in […]
How to start a flower or vegetable garden, while building an ecosystem Building an ecosystem doesn’t have to take a lot of money, but it does take time. Use what you have or is available in your area. (Most people complain that it costs money to have plants, propagate your own. When fancy plants die due to the wrong growing conditions, one could become discouraged to continue […]
A new paradigm for city structures Who said you can’t be a farmer in the middle of the city? More and more people are trying their hand at growing various edibles on balcony gardens, rooftop gardens, sidewalk gardens and vertical gardens in, above and around the bricks and pipes and fences of our city-scapes. Urban Farming, a way for city dwellers […]
An Introduction to Urban Agriculture The purpose of Urban Agriculture: • Urban Food Security – ensures that good quality fresh food is freely available to city dwellers at a fair price by producing it as near to the points-of-sale as possible. • Reduces the carbon footprint by eliminating the logistics of supplying fresh produce markets from sources lying great distances […]
Hydroponics Hydroponics began in the 1930’s in the USA as an outgrowth of the culture techniques used by plant physiologists in plant nutrition experiments in the USA. It did not begin with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon as many might incorrectly pre-suppose. There were no compound chemicals available then and at best the Hanging Gardens were […]


3 responses to “Home”

  1. Patti Avatar

    Congratulations! It looks wonderful! I still am hanging onto two of your previous diaries, as much interesting information is there. Looking forward to a new one,

  2. Pamela Avatar

    Thank you for a fantastic life tool. I’m learning to garden (at the ripe old age of 45 !!) but having a great time learning something that has stirred up such a passion in my life.

    Looking forward to my next issue.

    Pam McGurk

  3. Crazy Suburban Mom (@TheSuburbanMom) Avatar

    I found you through http://www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com and her video. That is a fascinating and different type of diary! So appealing…