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22
Apr
11

Refreshment

I like the farmers hands and the hammock being used in the background.

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15
Sep
10

Hlaphi Zikhali- a keen food gardener

Hlalaphi recently did a two week permaculture design course and is very enthusiastic to get into her garden and start applying what she has learnt.

06
May
09

Mafuthi’s St Lucia Mom makes us a Special Treat: Umnqushu

Umnqushu and amasi (sour milk/yoghurt) is a traditional Zulu food.  Umnqushu is made from crushed boiled corn.  Umnqushu  looks a bit like the bits of putu that sticks to the pot. Mafuthi and I were sent home with the Umnqushu. We bought some amasi (zulu yoghurt) and enjoyed sharing itwith the whole family. It was the kids’ fist time eating this delicious traditional dish.

dried corn that was boiled enjoyed as a snack. The dried boiled corn is also used to make the umnqushu.

dried corn that was boiled enjoyed as a snack. The dried boiled corn is also used to make the umnqushu.

beautiful well used (unfortunately alluminium) kettle.

beautiful well used (unfortunately alluminium) kettle.

Harvest hanging in kitchen.  The true meaning of 'made from scratch'

Harvest hanging in kitchen. The true meaning of 'made from scratch'

the setting

the setting

We are all eating amasi and umnqushu for the first time.

Mnandi

Mnandi

06
May
09

Seedlings for Sale

Many people are planting veggie gardens at the moment. Summer tends to be too hot for most veggies.

Many people are planting veggie gardens at the moment. Summer tends to be too hot for most veggies.

Five cabbage or spinach seedlings for R5. Ten onion seedlings for R5.

Five cabbage or spinach seedlings for R5. Ten onion seedlings for R5.

05
May
09

Fresh Cabbage bought from back of pick up truck.

Steven Gumede sells these beautiful cabbages in Mbazwane from the back of his pick up truck. “His are much fresher than the onesstevens-cabbage you would find in Jock Morrison or Spar” a vendor down the road said when she pointed me in his direction.  These cabbages are grown on the Makatini flats outside Jozini. Steven says he would like to cultivate his own cabbages. He has land but no water.




Twitter Updates

  • Having lots of fun with structure going up over the caravan.(thanks Mikael and Andgie the two architecture volunteers) 6 years ago
  • Andgie and Mikael made rice milk. I had home made rice milk chocolate. Yum. 6 years ago
  • Experimenting with blanket cooking and bottling beans. 6 years ago
  • Erin is making ripples into the community with her circle garden concept. 6 years ago
  • John has changed the soil scape of the garden with loads of 'the shit' 6 years ago

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