Chanukah in a Sabbatical Year

It seems that grafting fruit trees is a common practice; The scion, a clone of its parent, ensures the quality, the flavour the nutritious value of the fruit it produces; it is also a safeguard against cross-pollination which I found interesting for it means that it protects from further diversification. I am not sure what […]

Women’s Day and Evolutionary Humanism

Emhlabeni Wabantu: We are Earth People

Ownership is an interesting concept And might be the key To understanding eco-social sustainability; I find it interesting that this concept May be split from political ideology And religious identity For China is communist And capitalist at the same time; America is simultaneously democratic And imperialist Ownership is also split Between sectors And classes And […]

Lockdown and Malnutrition

Emhlabeni Wabantu: We are Earth People

What a relief That going back to school has been postponed For life is more precious than keeping systems going Regardless of the cost to individual people Yet during enforced lockdown Many children are suffering from malnutrition And this is where the sweet potato comes in; The winter is mild And I remember last year […]

Pesach and Food Sovereignty

Comfrey in unglazed terracotta pot

I learn by doing And by observing what is happening around me; Yesterday I put on my kanga While out delivering food for a community project One person gave me the right address But I was completely thrown For it’s an abandoned plot in Houghton And I drove right past it Drove all the way […]

Bill Gates: Feeding the World

Comfrey in unglazed terracotta pot

Conspiracy theories Are important For they speak to our fears And our sense of powerlessness Our distrust of those who rule over us… They also reflect our histories – For are our history books not littered With stories of charismatic narcissists? Often with subservient women behind them? The danger of these Are that they might […]

The Biodiversity Economy

Imphepho (Helchrysum Odoratissimum) smudge burning to clear a space.

Long live the Amazon Forest. Long live! Long live the Amazon Forest. Long live! Long live the Amazon Forest. Long live! Long live the Congo Forest. Long live! Long live the Congo Forest. Long live! Long live the Congo Forest. Long live! Long live the rainforests of the earth. Long live! Long live the rainforests […]

Value the Local

Imphepho (Helchrysum Odoratissimum) smudge burning to clear a space.

Spekboom planting is getting out of bounds; We only need a measure of it To make a difference To clean air quickly In places that are by air polluted Imagine a planet full of spekboom And spekboom only… Awful Destruction Of natural ecosystems Of biodiversity Of goodness Why is this happening? Because a market has […]

The Perfect Pitch

Imphepho (Helchrysum Odoratissimum) smudge burning to clear a space.

Knowing your pitch is very important in marketing your business. I didn’t have one when I faced a panel set up of successful businessmen volunteering their time to assist me Yet the questions they fired at me is unlocking it within me… I work slowly Carefully Cautiously Always conscious of my purposeful goal I must […]