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!
Yesterday morning one of our staff members working in our Heritage (organic) Garden rapped very loudly on my window. As I drew the curtain back I was greeted with a toothy grin. “I have papaya!” Paul announced. He explained that the birds were already starting to ‘attack’ it but he rescued it in time. All… Continue reading Like manna from heaven
Banana Harvest from Nature Seychelles demonstration organic garden Seychelles NATION; June 9 2017: Horticulture is the growing of flowers, fruits, vegetables and plants and according to the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA), the process of using plants and garden environments has been found to be therapeutic and to promote mental, physical and social health.
The green fingers never stop moving at Nature Seychelles Heritage (organic) Garden. Seeds getting planted, produce being sown, soil turning, pruning, pest control and recently, creating ‘windbreakers’ for our vegetable beds.
One afternoon I bump into the green health manager in the office corridor, wiping himself down with the sticky side of cello tape. What’s more, he’s got a rather large rash developing on his body just under the left arm. The ‘hairy caterpillars’ have got him and after having a shower, he is trying to… Continue reading Not the hairy caterpillars again!
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
“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
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
As you sit on your exercise mat, sunlight dances on the water drawing your eye and calming the mind. Trees rise up, lifting your gaze to look out towards the mountains. Birds sing to one another all around, as a gentle breeze cools the forehead. Tension melts away, revitalising energy flows in. You are experiencing… Continue reading Experience Green Health Yoga at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman
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