No Till farming

No–till farming is a method of growing crops from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. This eliminates the need for tractors and large agricultural equipment that invariably leads to the destruction of the microbial life in soil and compacting. Studies have…

Kitchen herb garden

Here are some ‘must have’ herbs if you prefer cooking with fresh herbs.

Food Forests – the abundant life

Food Forests are wonderfully productive ecosystems, small or large in scale. Food forests are designed to meet needs of the particular family or community – as well as to produce habitat, be of benefit to wildlife, increase ecological resilience and create abundance. Food forests…

Food facts

A few interesting facts around food diversity from a report released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): There are around 30,000 edible plants growing on the planet today, however humans on average only eat about a dozen. As humans we require…

Food Diversity

Food diversity: At The Well we strive to reintroduce varieties of food plants that have been lost (or in the process of being lost) as a result of commercial growers often focussing on a few veg and fruits that are easy to grow. Excessive…

Getting ready for Autumn

Autumn is a very busy time for the gardener.  Get your hands dirty and enjoy the sunshine before the cold comes!To ensure colour through winter, plant and sow now and make sure that you have the right herbs/veggies in before it is too cold….

edible indigeneous food garden

this list is by no means complete but could form the basis for a indigineous food en fruit garden: FARMER JOHN – Indigenous food garden Fruit bearing trees – (Afrikaans common names) Natalsuurpruim, waterbessie, wildemango, rooi-ivoor, wildemispel, tosselbessie, wildevla-appel en doppruim.   Ximenia Caffra…