NATION Newspaper; 21st April 2018; Fenella Plows: It has been said that ‘the health of eaters reflects the health of the food system’. Many diseases and causes of death are diet-related, hence why efforts are increasing to ensure that food systems worldwide are enhanced and that the health of our populations are also improved through… Continue reading Reengaging people with our land for a sustainable food system & healthier population
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!
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
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
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.
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
Walking through The Sanctuary in Roche Caiman, it is impossible not to notice the numerous yellow spots on virtually every part of the site. Yellow petals, blooming bright in the sunlight, seem to call for your attention whenever you go past. The Yellow Alder (Koket in Creole) is widespread in the Seychelles and certainly plays… Continue reading Not just a pretty face