Organic farming

What’s the fuss about organic produce?

I went out to the Heritage (organic) Garden to see if I could get my hands on some rocket, limes and aubergines and found Paul, the gardener delicately wiping down the leaves of the aubergine plants. As much as I love my organic produce, I sometimes take for granted how much extra care goes into organic… Continue reading What’s the fuss about organic produce?

Green Health · Green medicine · Heritage Garden · Organic farming

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

Food Security · Green medicine · Heritage Garden · Nature X · Nature X centre · Organic farming · Science and your health · yoga

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

Heritage Garden · Organic farming · yoga

Experience Green Health Yoga at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman

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

Green medicine · Heritage Garden · Organic farming

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

Heritage Garden · Organic farming

Why organic gardening is good for you and the environment

This past few weeks we have an abundance of fruits being harvested from our Heritage Garden. We’ve had the Gouyav (Guava), and lots of limes and lemons. By the way, if you are wondering about what to do with your excess Guavas, especially because the fruit becomes ripe quickly and is easily damaged, turn it… Continue reading Why organic gardening is good for you and the environment

Green medicine · Heritage Garden · Nature X · Nature X centre · Organic farming · Science and your health · yoga

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