South Africa has some of the greatest plant diversity in the world, clustered into 8 different types of communities or biomes. Plants are essential for life on earth. Rhodes University's Grounds and Gardens section plants attractive and hardy indigenous species that are better adapted to local climatic conditions, thus reducing irrigation costs significantly. This is linked to the University's aim to become more water wise. Staff and students are encouraged to learn about local plants, and also to join greening and food-growing initiatives.

Biodiversity Ideas

Food Growing 


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