Green medicine · Heritage Garden · Tips and Tricks

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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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at Christmas

December, the Friday of the year, is here. Enter also the festive season. It’s time to kick back and relax, spend time with family and friends, and give and receive gifts. It is also a time to share what we have with others. But this season can also turn out to be one of the… Continue reading Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at Christmas

Green medicine · Nature X · Tips and Tricks

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

Green medicine · Heritage Garden · Organic farming · Tips and Tricks

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?

Organic farming · Tips and Tricks

Do you have a healthy start to the day?

What do you start your morning with? Coffee, tea, fresh juice, soft drinks? I had opportunity to ponder this question when Lucina, the gardener at our Heritage Garden, urgently pulled me away from my cup of coffee to go and photograph her fresh herbs and rocket, which she has grown on a vertical platform and… Continue reading Do you have a healthy start to the day?

Heritage Garden · Organic farming · Tips and Tricks

Stepping up to the waste challenge

Saturday afternoons in Seychelles are pleasantly spent at the beach, barbequing with friends or watching a favourite programme on TV. But something else that is fun to do but isn’t done enough, is organising jumble sales (also known as garage sales). This is where you sell and buy used things, usually quite cheaply. Jumble sales… Continue reading Stepping up to the waste challenge

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Trying to loose weight, your best tactic maybe to lie down and have a rest!

Some fitness bods fail to loose weight. The reason for this paradox? Stress hormones and maybe too much exercise. Some people run on stress all day, but what they don’t realise is that exercise is also a stress on the body, and causes it to produce the stress hormone cortisol. Normally, this is fine, provided… Continue reading Trying to loose weight, your best tactic maybe to lie down and have a rest!