Fairtrade: Growing Women in Coffee

I’M SITTING IN a wooden meeting room at Kabnge’tuny coffee cooperative. It’s in the Kipkelion Hills, in Kericho County, due west of the Rift Valley in Kenya, and Zeddy Chepkemoi – a mother, coffee farmer and teacher – is describing her day. Dressed in a bright red and black polka-dot dress, Zeddy explains to us […]

Climate Change

Porcini mushrooms climate change

‘Climate change‘ A change in climatic patterns, specifically referring to the great acceleration. A proposed new era called the Anthropocene, where humankind’s impact on the environment and Earth’s ecosystems is the most dominant due to increased levels of human activity.  Collectively we are in an incredible position in which we can help mitigate climate change. […]

Regenerative agriculture

Regenerative agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is an ideology and farming practice based on many years of scientific research and agroecological farming practices such as organic, biodynamic and permaculture. Regenerative agriculture works in harmony with nature, valuing wildlife and ecology. It increases biodiversity, builds and enlivens soils, protects the land from erosion and improves our ecosystems. It also aims […]

Two: buy from local markets

buy from local markets

LOCAL MARKETS AND health food shops are food places where culture and community are still strong and thriving. Shopping at your local market will not only help you save food waste and reduce single-use plastic in your own home, but within the whole food system. I now buy the majority of my shopping from local markets, health food shops and bulk-buy […]