Today, more than a year after having installed our first major water harvesting earthworks at the Tikologo Permaculture Site, we can finally report that swales do indeed catch water! Continue reading “Water Harvesting Swales: a natural progression”
This North American herb is not only a strikingly beautiful, butterfly-attracting plant but is also recognized among the most significant medicinal herbs as a prime remedy to help the body rid itself of microbial infections. Echinacea is widely used an immune-system stimulant with antiviral, fungicidal, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. Continue reading “HERB OF THE MONTH 02”
WORLD WETLANDS DAY
Wetlands are one of the most important and threatened ecosystems in the world. Unsustainable agriculture, urbanisation and poor waste management have destroyed these vital areas which provide many ecosystem services. World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on the 2nd of February to raise awareness for the conservation and protection of our wetlands. Continue reading “WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2015”
Comfrey’s other name, Knitbone, is a clue to its traditional use in encouraging the healing of broken bones. Medicinally, its potential for healing wounds and bones is unchallenged due to one of its key constituents, allantoin, which stimulates the growth of new cells. This miracle herb not only acts as a healing helper but is also an organic gardener’s best friend as the leaves are naturally high in protein, potash and potassium and makes for a wonderful mulch, liquid feed and dynamic compost accelerator.
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