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Baobab tree stories

Baobab tree stories

In case you missed them, we've now uploaded these 3 short videos of baobab tree stories featuring The Upside Down Tree, The Sagole Tree and The Amazing Baobab Tree on our website.(scroll right down to the bottom of the page) Delightfully told by Dr Sarah Venter, these stories take you right into the heart of baobab […]

Arbour Month: Sarah’s brilliant tree stories

Arbour Month: Sarah’s brilliant tree stories

In the last few days of Arbour Month, we celebrate our wonderful indigenous trees with a final tree story from Sarah Venter: here she talks about the quirky mythological origins of the Baobab tree.  And if you missed her clip on the Amazing Baobab  and the third clip of the Tree series about our Champion Tree The […]

Ecotrade empowers many women…

Ecotrade empowers many women…

…and Annah Mendela is just one of them. After being inspired by previous films made in collaboration with PhytoTrade and EcoProducts, Greg Cameron has created this warm and sensitve portrait of Annah, showing how by collecting baobab fruit for EcoProducts, she has been able to turn her life around.  A short 2.5 minute film that's so beautifully made it will stay with […]

Film maker Greg Cameron: do less, do it better, make it matter more

Film maker Greg Cameron: do less, do it better, make it matter more

Recently, Greg Cameron was commissioned by PhytoTrade to make a film on baobabs in which he records the stories of the baobab fruit collectors and how baobab fruit help them improve their lives. Here, Itai Chibiya, PhytoTrade's Monitoring and Research Evaluator is being filmed while being interviewed.   EcoProducts was chosen as the site for the interviews.  Sarah […]

What does Baobab Superfruit taste like?

What does Baobab Superfruit taste like?

It's really difficult to describe the taste of Baobab fruit powder…it's tart, a little zesty-sour, a hint of citrus, maybe lime, a tiny touch of sweet. Anyone who's tasted it will know immediately what we mean!  If you have tasted baobab powder, please do add in your own words in the comment box!  We came across this […]

The Baobab – on British TV thanks to the Eden Project

The Baobab – on British TV thanks to the Eden Project

Last month we told you about how the Baobab tree was being featured for a whole week at the Harvest Festival in Cornwall. The Eden Project which exists to "open our eyes to the wonders of nature" reckons that "the baobab fruit is one of nature's best."  They have been a given a government grant   to […]

Making movies starring the baobab trees!

Making movies starring the baobab trees!

Last week, Terre Dáfrique founder and owner Stephan Helary and camera man Greg Cameron came to visit Venda. They filmed the activities in the EcoProducts factory on Friday morning and then we went through to the Big Tree in Venda. Here they are at the Big Tree, Stephan standing and Greg being creative. The next […]