Meet Lucie Conradie – the wonder woman with green fingers and red hair. Lucie is a wonder woman because she does THE most wonder-full work.
Two gardens I have seen her transform are at Northcliff House College and at Ability House. You can see her work first hand (and enjoy some tea and cake in the garden) on Saturday 19th November 2016 at the LOVE.ability Christmas Market.
- What do you do for a living?
I’m a permaculture facilitator.
- What do you love about what you do?
Being outdoors in all weathers communing with the soil, plants and all manner of fascinating critters, some of them even human.
- Where do you live and how long have you lived there?
5 years in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley in the blissful quiet.
- Where did you grow up?
Growing up is still a work in progress, but my formative years were spent in Gauteng.
- What did you want to be when you were small?
- What is your favourite thing about living in the Overberg?
Clean air & no traffic.
- What is your favourite holiday?
One spent walking & nature exploring .
- What motivates you?
Small moments of magic in every day .
- What is your proudest accomplishment?
Oh dear. Keeping absurdity alive?
- What do you do for fun?
Laugh. Most everything I do is fun – you’re only having as much fun as you set out to do.
- If you could choose to do anything in the Overberg for a day, what would it be?
Swim, paraglide, eat ice-cream.
- What is your favourite food?
Impossible – in this moment Avocado.
- What is your favourite song/movie/book of the moment?
Every night I listen to a buff spotted flufftail – hauntingly beautiful music. Haven’t seen a new movie in a while. Reading the Moral Landscape by Sam Harris.
- List two pet peeves.
Bad manners. Litter.
- What’s your favourite animal?
- Vanilla or chocolate?
- What’s your signature meal?
Making something out of the nothing that has been abandoned in the fridge.
- What three items would you take with you on a road trip?
Books & pencils, flip flops, tea.
- Where’s your secret spot in the Overberg?
It will remain a secret, but it’s in the Kogelberg Nature reserve.
- If you had a warning label, what would yours say?