In the News · Organic farming

North Dakota woman donates 3,727 pounds of vegetables from community garden

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

Science and your health

Say what? Coconut Oil is poison? What have you been smoking?

A professor said coconut oil is “pure poison” and because she is affiliated to Harvard University everyone is running around like chickens without heads. Well, my response is this: why have a billion Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans who use coconut oil daily for cooking not been poisoned?? In those countries they also apply… Continue reading Say what? Coconut Oil is poison? What have you been smoking?

Heritage Garden

Like manna from heaven

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

healthy eating

Eat your fibre or face the flesh-eating microbe cannibals

While fibre has been a good cure as a bulking agent for exciting disorders like constipation, it has a dull image and has faded into the background behind trendier (and more commercial) food messages like gluten, cholesterol, saturated fat and sugar. Often it can be the hardest item to find on the food label.

Food Security · Uncategorized

Why the African food basket should be full of beans and other pulses

The Conversation, 5th July 2016; by Nokuthula Vilakati – Postdoctoral research at the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria 2016 is the International Year of the Pulse following a UN General Assembly resolution in December 2013. Pulses are an essential part of our diets and a great source of amino acids and protein; these include  dried beans, chickpeas… Continue reading Why the African food basket should be full of beans and other pulses

organic food

Mad about radishes

For the past few weeks following our first ever harvest of radish (Raphanus Sativus) from our Heritage (organic) Garden, there’s been quite a buzz about this juicy root crop in the office. There are many varieties in terms of shape and color; they can be cylindrical or round and come in black, purple, red or white.… Continue reading Mad about radishes

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Day 21 August Green Health Challenge

‪#‎AugustGreenHealthChallenge‬ Eat a local meal From a snack to a three course meal, try to buy as much local produce as you can, if you’re wondering why you should give this one a go check out this article http://buff.ly/1AxtUgo