Here is some very useful information from the Quick and Dirty Tips on why composting is good for the planet. Briefly, In compost, microorganisms breakdown complex organic molecules in food scraps and convert them into nutrient-rich soil for future plant growth Rotting food waste in landfills is a major contributor to climate change—composting is far… Continue reading The Science of Composting (and Why It’s Good for the Planet)
From Mother Nature Network: When Donna Stumphf was in her Grand Forks, North Dakota, community garden last fall, she was surprised to see the number of abandoned plots that had viable vegetables left behind. “I saw so many gardens that still had vegetables and the people just walked away,” Stumphf tells MNN. “I guess they… Continue reading North Dakota woman donates 3,727 pounds of vegetables from community 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
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?
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
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