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The Garden of Eden

In this week's ‪#‎TMFInTheField‬ we introduce you to Oom Jack Johnson, one of TMF’s Small Grant recipients. Oom Jack, located in the Slangpark community in Grabouw, is the pioneer behind ‘NuSun Farm Fresh’, a community-based veggie garden that has recently (early 2015) been re-established as...

The Himalayan Tahrs of Table Mountain

Have you ever seen a peculiar, goat-like mammal trotting the slopes of Table Mountain? If so, you’ve stumbled upon the infamous Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), a large ungulate (“hoofed animal”) native to Northern India, Southern Tibet, China and Nepal (ref). The story of how these exotic,...

Soulfood

In October 2012, prompted by her passion and concern for the health, safety and general well-being of the children and youth of the Snake Park Community in Grabouw, Lynette de Bruyn Davids started her Soulfood Feeding Scheme. Every Wednesday afternoon Lynette now feeds over 60...

Why is Table Mountain flat?

Let’s face it: it’s one of those questions our children will probably ask us, and their children will probably ask them - and it would be rather nice to know what to say. The geology behind Table Mountain is something we don’t often engage with, yet...

Sleeping under a rock rainbow: A night at the Wolfberg Arch

  Pitching a small hiking tent beneath the Cederberg’s gargantuan star-speckled sky is something special; falling asleep with the silhouette of a giant rock arch towering above your head is just plain extraordinary. And then, of course, there’s waking up. A slither of sunlight crept across my face,...

Call for concept proposal to the Table Mountain Fund

Introduction The Table Mountain Fund (TMF) was established in 1998 with funds from local and international sources. TMF is a significant partner of C.A.P.E. (Cape Action for People and the Environment), the multi-stakeholder conservation partnership that drives fynbos conservation efforts. Furthermore, TMF aims to cement partnerships,...

Inverroche Gin: Fine fynbos flavours distilled

Off the beaten track, in the little seaside village of Stilbaai on the Western Cape coast, Lorna Scott is making magic with a unique business idea born out of two things: a long-held fascination with distilling, and an awe-inspired passion for Cape fynbos. Her masterpiece is...