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Organic agriculture in South Africa and It’s Pioneers…Part 4 of “What’s all the fuss about organic”…

Organic farming in South Africa has its roots in the Indigenous knowledge of all the tribes of the sub-continent. One of the first, most widely known pioneers was the late Robert Mazibuko (1904-1994). While training to become a teacher, he was introduced to organic farming at St. Francis teachers College at Marianhill Monastery. Later he … Continue reading Organic agriculture in South Africa and It’s Pioneers…Part 4 of “What’s all the fuss about organic”…

Pioneers of the Organic Movement in the East and West…Part 3 of… So What’s all this Fuss About Organic…

Organic agriculture is not some "new-fangled hippy idea". According to written records, Chinese scientists have been classifying soils according to colour, structure and other characteristics since the Ming Dynasty (4000BC). Instructions were given on how best to cultivate the soil. Through all the generations this knowledge has never been lost and today, in rural areas … Continue reading Pioneers of the Organic Movement in the East and West…Part 3 of… So What’s all this Fuss About Organic…

So What’s all this fuss about Organic…The Green Revolution…(Part 2)

Forgive me for taking so long to get back to this blog. Sometimes life comes at us from all angles and throws us off course. But not for long... So, back to organic and why we take it so seriously... Carl Bosch (1874-1940), a German chemical engineer helped to design a synthetic fertiliser. The ujse … Continue reading So What’s all this fuss about Organic…The Green Revolution…(Part 2)

A Feast of Herbal Information…Margie Frayne…Herbalist…Author…

We are so excited to be able to invite you to meet Margie Frayne who is visiting KZN for the express purpose of sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience with herbs for healing of people, animals and birds. Margie is a South African herbalist, with 40 years’ experience, who is currently the chairperson of … Continue reading A Feast of Herbal Information…Margie Frayne…Herbalist…Author…