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The Globe and Mail: Why exercising outdoors is better than hitting the gym

  The Globe and Mail: Wendy Pauls, 41, is at her happiest when she is running, mountain biking or paddling in the great outdoors. Her favourite places to exercise are through rolling countryside or on a wooded trail. “Fitness and fresh air go very well together!” says this life coach and personal trainer, who lives… Continue reading The Globe and Mail: Why exercising outdoors is better than hitting the gym

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Reengaging people with our land for a sustainable food system & healthier population

NATION Newspaper; 21st April 2018; Fenella Plows: It has been said that ‘the health of eaters reflects the health of the food system’. Many diseases and causes of death are diet-related, hence why efforts are increasing to ensure that food systems worldwide are enhanced and that the health of our populations are also improved through… Continue reading Reengaging people with our land for a sustainable food system & healthier population

Heritage Garden

From Nature Reserve to Organic Garden

I am excited to be volunteering with Nature Seychelles for the second time and this time it is under a completely different program, the Green Health program. What’s even more exciting is that I am the first ever to have a placement as Garden Volunteer at Nature Seychelles’ Heritage Garden!

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Turmeric may improve your memory and mood

Science Daily, 23 Jan 2018: Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin — the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color — improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers.

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Volunteer in our Organic Garden

Do you have a background in farming, horticulture or landscaping and want to spend a couple of months in paradise while making use of your knowledge and skills? We are looking for one or two volunteers to work in our Heritage (organic) Garden, located in Roche Caiman, on Mahe Island in the Seychelles. We need… Continue reading Volunteer in our Organic Garden

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Yogalates at The Sanctuary

Come join us for our new Green Exercises at The Sanctuary in Roche Caiman starting this Wednesday at 5.00 to 6.00 pm. Depending on interest, we will offer Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions from 7.30 to 8.30 am. Maya will be offering Yogalates classes which is a very nice mixture of yoga stretches and poses… Continue reading Yogalates at The Sanctuary

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Sustainable agriculture – The best way to feed the world

Seychelles Nation, 22 Sept 2017; Fenella Plows:   Organic coriander growing at Nature Seychelles’ Heritage Garden “Nature Seychelles initiated its Heritage Garden programme 15 years ago to engage people into a new partnership with the soil. This included propagation of ‘heritage crops’ and medicinal plants and new concepts like edible landscaping, vertical gardens, climate-smart agriculture and… Continue reading Sustainable agriculture – The best way to feed the world