16th to 31st of October 2021
"I see a bright future for Kenya in the direction of regenerative farming."
John was born in Mombasa and went from being a banker to a farmer and a chemist. His interest lies clearly in organic farming and in composting waste to implement circular aspects of farming. He writes blogs on issues related to pollution including water quality.
John and Silke Bollmohr give us information on food safety issues on vegetables and fruits. They talk about the impact of pesticides on our health and on the environment. As not all vegetables require the same amount of pesticides, Silke explains which vegetables we should grow ourselves and which ones we can buy from the supermarket.
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"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
– Mahatma Gandhi
ARE YOU THINKING OF GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD?
Are you thinking about growing your own food – on your windowsill, your balcony, in the backyard, or in a shamba on the outskirts of your hometown? Would you like to move towards self-sufficiency, not just for yourself, but also for your community and the city where you live?
Did you ever think about a more sustainable, even regenerative way of farming?ShambaJijini Summit brings you stories of people who grow food for their families without the use of chemicals. People, who earn a living from regenerative farming or even created a completely new career path for themselves.
If this is your line of thought, welcome to ShambaJijini.
Meet the pioneers in regenerative urban farming, business and urban livelihoods. Find inspirations in the stories and experiences of ambitious individuals, who are dedicated to produce healthy food and show pathways to regenerative food systems and a good, healthy live.