Eataleni

Richard Haigh is a farmer. A baker, a cheese maker, a cook, a seed saver, plantsman, food activist, creative spirit and all round lovely human. He probably makes candles too. His small scale agro-ecological farm, Enaleni, just outside Pietermaritzburg is home to heritage Zulu sheep, landrace Kolbroek pigs and Nguni cattle, traditional ugatigati maize and…

Bananas Don’t Grown in Dargle

Well, not usually. However, when uber-gardener Lawrence Qholloi decides to grow bananas (and coffee, mango and casava) – they do! “I am a bit obsessed with tropical fruit at the moment,”  he laughs, plucking an almost ripe papaya from the tree inside his tunnel beside the mist-belt forest. Clearly, the forest inspires him.  “It is…