GEORGE NEWS - As part of their school holiday programme, CapeNature held a workshop where they taught children how to build a vertical garden at the Inkcubeko Youth and Science Centre in Thembalethu on Monday 25 June.
A vertical garden is a method to grow plants on walls. Found in nature and ancient civilizations, vertical gardens have been thriving for centuries on walls all over the world.
Where there's not enough land to plant due to urbanisation, vertical gardens can be a brilliant solution. Vertical gardens are also said to help reduce the carbon footprint of a building by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air, benefitting those living nearby by improving the quality of the air.
The children gained valuable knowledge about the environment and were pleased to learn how to grow their own plants.
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