Monthly Archives: October 2017

The green office – let nature help you increase your air quality, productivity and staff health by IPSA

Dr Stephen Kaplan, of the University of Michigan and co-author of ‘The Experience of Nature: A Psychological Perspective’ (1989) says that “many people have an intuitive sense that contact with nature is beneficial.” Kaplan states that stress is a bodily reaction to harm or threatened harm. This is often confused with mental fatigue which, rather […]

Smart Container Planting Doesn’t Have To Waste Water

The current drought in South Africa has made us more conscious of saving water and, unfortunately, has lead us all to believe that we cannot maintain our luscious gardens as water restrictions have become a reality.  This does not have to be the case, however.  How do we maintain a magnificent garden while saving water?  Container gardening has become trendy and it's a solution to [...]