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African bee expert is mad about bees, honey and changing the status quo

Kenya’s passionate bee expert Jess de Boer, is one to watch as an emerging ChangeLeader in the sustainable world.

I first connected with Jess as the founder of INSPIRED Talks in Nairobi, where local ChangeMakers are invited to share their conscious work with the community.

But I didn’t fully appreciate who she is, until I tasted her spectacular caramel-flavoured raw honey and learned more about her work. Read more

Tanzania is a mine for sustainable, natural products: Part One

My first impressions of Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania were of poor infrastructure, crazy traffic, noise and overall chaos.

Nairobi, my hometown, seemed like a sophisticated, calm city in comparison.

But when it comes to organic/natural foods and body care products, Tanzania is clearly the East African leader with its food capital in Dar-es Salaam. I continue to be surprised at discovering how progressive and dynamic it is in this field. Read more

Permaculture: the new trend in farming

All I knew about permaculture was that it was a sustainable way of growing foods.

It sounded complicated.

Then I met Eliza Smith and Sheena Shah, trained by the the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) Kenya.

I learned that permaculture is an old, more conscious approach to farming that got lost along the way, and is now being revived all over the world.

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