Silke Bollmohr is an expert in food safety. Her work supports the advocacy around toxic pesticide use in Kenya and its impact on human and environmental health.
She currently works in various African countries to scientifically support awareness creation on issues related to pesticides. Through her permaculture expertise she promotes alternatives to pesticides.
Many fruits and vegetables in Kenya contain high levels of pesticides. Together with John Mmbaga, Silke highlights those vegetables that require a lot of pesticides and should be purchased organically or grown by yourself. She also talks about the health impacts of pesticides and techniques on how to avoid pesticides.
"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.
Ann Muthoni Mbugua
Charlotte Chaise & Liam Brunner
Chef Nic Odhiambo
Chef Njathi Kabui
Claire van Enk
Daisy Ritchie & Alan de Boer
Dash Johnte & Madigolo
Dhruvi Shethia and Maite Guardiola
Els Breet & Beatrice Gatumbo
Elzie Chebet Jabali
Emmanuel Atamba Oriedo
Emmanuel Juma Mabonga
Evans Maina Ngure
Fiu Thuo & Rose Lukalo
Franklin Kirimi & Ibrahim Maina
Jessica de Boer
Joseph Lentunyoi, Daisy Ritchie and Alan de Boer
Kevin Getobai Makere
Meera R. Shah
Michael Waiyaki Nganga
Milena Weichelt & Evans Ngure
Ohanga Henry a.k.a Octopizzo
Reshma Aziz Khan
Sarah den Haring
Sarah den Haring & Michael Ndere
Shaila Resia Agha
Sheena Shah & Michael Waiyaki
Silke Bollmohr & John Mmbaga
Sylvia Kuria & Wanjiru Macharia
Tumshangilieni Mtoto Children's Home and School
Video: 3 Farmers, 3 Perspectives on Regenerative Urban Agriculture
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