Today I went on an educational organised by the Durban Tourist Guides Association to The Priority Zone. We had a short visual presentation in their conference room, followed by a walking tour of some of the Durban City area that they manage…here are some (sorry, lots!) of the pics:
It is awesome being able to take these pics when I’m on a walking tour – I have driven past this wall so many times but never had the time or opportunity to stop and take a photo…so here are a couple of them;)
There is a rooftop garden at the offices of the Priority Zone which is absolutely stunning! It is planted with water wise indigenous plants, and herbs and vegetables. They have used recycled materials to create the platforms (wooden pallets) and plants are housed in old tyres and half drums; using compost and organic fertiliser.
Delicious organic lettuce;) Some of their produce is sold at the local vegetable shop, but most of their vegetables are given to charities in the surrounding area. This vertical garden behind me will soon have fish in the tanks at the base – I think this type of gardening is called aquaponics?
Please have a look at The Priority Zone’s website for more information on their awesome project. I think they have done a fantastic job!