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Coconuts are Dying

Coconuts Long Bay Portland Jamaica

Coconut – botanical name: Cocos nucifera Coconuts are dying.  This is a sad story. Once upon a time in Jamaica coconuts thrived and next to water were the staple of life. The people of Long Bay Portland Jamaica thrived on the industry they provided and the natural medicine that kept them very healthy. They used […]

What is Comfrey?

Comfrey Rasta Seed

Comfrey Botanical Name: Symphytum x uplandica There are two species of comfrey: Wild Comfrey, Symphytum officinale, and cultivated comfrey, Symphytum x uplandica The “x” means it is a hybrid, a cross. Wild comfrey, Symphytum officinale, is a small plant up to a meter tall with yellow flowers. Cultivated comfrey Symphytum x uplandica is a large […]

Local Foods Seed Bank for slow food

local seed banks

Local foods and seed banks are more important than ever.  Community Gardens in cities, towns and villages are making a valiant attempt to set up Community Seed banks for locally adapted varieties of food plants. The Community is the Seed Bank. Seeds must be constantly grown out to keep them safe and if one person […]

Rasta Nutmeg Magical Spice

nutmeg jamaica rasta

Nutmeg Family: Myristicaceae Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans Once the ingredient in a magical perfume as described in the most famous of all grimoires, (magic textbooks), The Key of Solomon the King nutmeg is an amazing and mystical spice. Click on image to buy this beautiful poster – Each one Teach one Apart from its known culinary […]

Asparagus Every Day Keeps the Doctor away

Asparagus Cookbook

Asparagus Recipes for your Health and Wellbeing Asparagus Botanical name: Asparagus officinalis Asparagus was known in ancient times as a very powerful aphrodisiac. Given the phallic appearance of the spears nature has certainly sent a message to that effect for us to heed.  It was also known as a food for perpetual youth.  Asparagus is […]

Doomsday Seed Vault and Organic Farming Ban. Are they connected?

“Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic Bill Gates, Rockefeller and the GMO giants know something we don’t by F. William Engdahl In 2006 when most people in such a situation might think of retiring to a quiet Pacific island, Bill Gates decided to devote his energies to his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s […]

Marigolds Tagetes species very useful plants for your Rasta Garden

marigold leis

Marigolds beneficial companion plant in the garden Marigolds are a flower that I cannot do without in my rasta garden.They are a generous plant with strongly aromatic leaves and bright cheerful flowers. Not only do they stimulate the senses, but they are very useful plants in a healthy permaculture garden. Family: Asteraceae Tagetes erecta African […]

Ethiopia Food Security Revolution Organic Production of Soil

Ethiopia seed project

Ethiopia is a land-locked country in the ˜Horn of Africa’ to the northeast of the continent. Its topography is very diverse, encompassing mountains over 4 000 m above sea level, high plateaus, deep gorges cut by rivers and arid lowlands including the Dallol Depression, which is 110 m below sea level in the Afar. Population […]