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Regenerative lifestyle…

The word regenerative kept popping up, as things will do when something resonates with you. I was telling my kid’s dad that my goal has always been to create a regenerative home and life for our family. He asked me to explain and here is part of my reply. Regenerative- practices that create abundance; Actions […]

A practical revolution –

— “A practical revolution,” I read this phrase recently on Morag Gamble’s bio page. If you are not familiar with her, I highly recommend you spend some time reading, perusing, breathing in all of her wisdom. Her topic of education and her way of life are permaculture. The current climate of covid-19, and the civil […]

The Mulch Patch

May is winding down. The weather has been much cooler than most recent Mays and we have had some really hard rains followed by no rain. The garden beds are slowly taking shape and a variety of experiments, which are completely unscientific, are succeeding, or not. Overall, the growth seems slow and tedious for the […]

South Africa – Thoughts about Small Scale Farmers

Small Scale farmers were faced with uncertainty when the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the lock down, telling everyone to stay at home and restrict the movement of the people to only allow essential services. The time that the president introduced the Lock Down, it was the exact time of completing the summer […]

Herb Gardens

One of my first substantial gardens was an herb garden. I love the smell and ease of herbs and am fascinated at the many medicinal properties. That garden soon evolved to add a few flowers, that were also medicinal, then useful, and finally edible. Being a practical person, today I like to grow things that […]

Meet Themba

Avuxeni (Greetings). Since I was introduced into Slow Food Network five years ago, I started developing interests in practical activities of people producing food for their own consumption as well as to sell the surplus to their communities. This has encouraged me to be part of the Slow Food 10 000 gardens project in Africa, and […]

Herban Renewal – the overall plan

Herban Renewal is a micro intensive urban homestead.  Although it is a stand alone facility, it is part of the larger structure of Mahala Love. Herban Renewal will be used as a teaching base and demonstration garden for Mahala Love, as well as serving to provide food and income for the family living onsite and […]

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