Ecobuz & Sustainability
Ecobuz – Your Partner In Sustainable Gardening
Ecobuz introduces the journey to garden wellness naturally. Over the past two decades, human health care has evolved from reactively reaching
For medication and anti-biotics to proactively improving overall health, wellness and fitness. It’s time to do the same in your garden.
WHO/WHAT IS ECOBUZ
Ecobuz is the retail brand developed and launched by Madumbi Sustainable Agriculture, a local company, based in Hilton, KZN.
Madumbi believes in a holistic approach to agriculture, offering the best biorational plant nutrition and crop protection solutions. The tagline ‘Backed by Science, Loved by Nature’ is at the heart of all Madumbi innovations as they strive towards sustainable agriculture for future generations.
START WITH WHY?
The modern consumer (quite rightly) demands toxin-free, nutrient-dense food – challenging conventional farming and production methods. Extensive research and development have been channelled into sustainable and biological alternatives – with growing success.
ECOBUZ is proud to bring these innovative, tried and tested, sustainable gardening solutions to South African gardens, now and in the future.
ECOBUZ aims to educate gardeners on this sustainability journey, with the hope of energising and invigorating a new culture and way of thinking, that spills over into all aspects of life, for the good of our people and our planet
SUSTAINABLE GARDENING –
Sustainable: (adj.) capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage
Gardening is without a doubt a sustainable hobby and past time, one immediately thinks of the famous gardening quote: ‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’ – Audrey Hepburn
Gardeners are typically nature lovers, passionate about our planet and all the beautiful ecosystems within it. As such, sustainability is nothing new but it’s essential to be aware and updated on current trends, research and softer solutions.
However, the real (& tough) question is – how sustainable is gardening really? Are we building our soils or damaging them?
Sustainable gardening in practice – A 3 step approach
A sustainable approach to gardening starts with healthy soil, which is the living eco-system supporting all growth. ‘Building Soil’ needs to become the next new lifestyle trend – our planet depends on this.
Strong healthy plants – like strong, healthy humans – are better equipped to fight infections, tolerate stress and grow to their full potential. New developments into the pivotal role of micro-nutrients, their availability and interaction with soil microbes are revolutionising the way we think and ‘feed’ plants.
Finally – significant developments have been made with regards to biological pest and disease management options. As in human health, the inoculation of beneficial bacteria and fungi into ecosystems allows them to outcompete pathogens. Several strains have also been scientifically proven to suppress common garden pest and diseases.
Sustainable gardening is a journey, that centres around mother nature.
Gardening for the future
Safe and effective
Gardening for the future
Glossary of terms used, in order:
Sustainable: (adj.) capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage.
Garden Wellness: The analogy of GARDEN WELLNESS vs. HUMAN WELLNESS. Think of a pharmacy. In the past we only visited pharmacies when we were unwell and needed medication. Modern pharmacies focus on keeping the body fit and well, with the smaller minority of ‘medication’ products being sold.
Holistic: (adj.) characterised by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected.
Biorational: pest control materials that are relatively non-toxic to people with few environmental side effects. A similar term is biopesticides
Sustainability journey: sustainability is a journey, not a destination. Once on it, we are continually uncovering more layers and interconnections between ourselves and our planet.