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Why not go organic in the year of International Family Farming

As the World celebrates World Food Day 2014 with the theme centered around family farming and caring for the earth it would seem natural to turn to organic farming. With the effects of climate change and population growth, there is continued concern about being able to adequately feed the world’s populations. Studies have also shown that… Continue reading Why not go organic in the year of International Family Farming

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Nature lover and organic farmer

“When I saw the advert for the competition, I thought I must participate in it,” says Nathachia Pierre, the second prize winner of Nature Seychelles’ recent Nurtured by Nature photo competition. Nature Seychelles Green Health face book page facebook.com/natureseychellesgreenhealth) was launched in May this year, and in celebration, competition entrants were asked to send in… Continue reading Nature lover and organic farmer

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Pampered by nature

We often write about the wonderful food and medicinal plants that you can find in organic gardens such as the Heritage Garden at Roche Caiman. But did you know that within your garden you can find plants that can pamper the body too? Take the humble Avocado for example. Very popular in vegetarian cuisine and… Continue reading Pampered by nature

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The lovely Mango ginger

Mango ginger (Curcuma amada) is an under-used spice yet it has both medicinal and culinary benefits. The rhizomes (roots) are very similar to ginger, are yellow inside with a lighter colour on the outside, and they have the smell and taste of raw mango. Mango ginger grows very well in the tropics and here in… Continue reading The lovely Mango ginger

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Your green health in 2014

The new year is here and many of us are making resolutions and plans and strategies to live healthier and greener lives. It is really quite amazing: everywhere you turn people are questioning their lifestyles and are looking to do better this year.  Perhaps it is because of the effects of our current way of… Continue reading Your green health in 2014

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Natural (and quirky) mosquito remedies

Working next to a wetland has its attractions and many people who visit the Nature Seychelles headquarters at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman have told us how lucky we are to work in this environment. A popular spot for outdoors classrooms and leisure activities, the wetland is also home to a variety of fauna and… Continue reading Natural (and quirky) mosquito remedies

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Which beneficial plants do you grow in your garden?

The Jasmine tree in our office garden is in full bloom, its fragrance fills your nostrils the moment you step through our little gate. We sometimes pick the flowers and scatter them around the office. It makes everyone happy, especially as we know that the bloom is fleeting and we have it only for a… Continue reading Which beneficial plants do you grow in your garden?