The theme for International Earth Day 2016 is trees! With a goal of planting 7.8 billion trees over the next 5 years. EcoProducts joins in.
Bao-mayo. A homemade baobab mayonnaise that’s deliciously flavourful and nutritious.
As some of hardiest, long-lived trees around, Baobabs know how to make the most of scarce resources, especially water. On World Water Day, when we’re bringing awareness to one of our Earth’s most precious resources, what lessons can we learn from Baobabs?
How two Dutch women now living in South Africa, are contributing to sustaining the Limpopo indigenous landscape by sponsoring a baobab guardian and the planting and care of a baobab tree.
Each year marula beer connoisseurs make their annual pilgrimage to the far reaches of Limpopo to visit their favourite master brewers of marula beer. It’s a womens’ traditional craft and in order to get a taste of each woman’s brew you need to go ‘homestead hopping, visiting one home after another. Each one is different and this year Sarah Venter did her own tour of marula beer mavens and found out a few secrets along the way.
How are baobab flowers pollinated? It’s still a subject for considerable research and Nisa Karimi has been studying baobab flower pollination in the Limpopo area.
How a UK wholefoods company is sponsoring 10 baobab guardians to help grow tiny baobab seedlings into mighty baobab giants!
Sesame chicken with a gluten-free baobab twist makes this summer salad extra-special!
How a limpopo creche in crisis experiences a miracle that spans continents divided by language and culture and yet is united in striving to create a culture of caring.
Bursting with fresh, fruity flavours with a zesty tart twist of organic baobab powder, these Fruity Baobab Sorbets are exceptional dinner party pleasers for a light, cool and refreshing dessert.
Skelmwater is a bare stony hillside dotted with baobab trees, but this has become a special place for Sarah Venter and Diana Mayne. The baobab trees here are each numbered and painted with a neat stripe around their girth. The girth of these trees has been measured since 1931. Diana and Sarah discovered this […]
Bursting with fresh, fruity flavours with a zesty tart twist of organic baobab powder, these Fruity Baobab Ice Lollies are instant summer crowd-pleasers that are guilt-free and healthy.
This lemon berry baobab cheesecake is delicious mix of zesty tartness of lemon, baobab and berries combined with the velvet creamy lusciousness of mascarpone and crème fraiche. It wakes up your taste buds at the same time as melting in your mouth.
It is always a happy and vibrant day when we all go out to celebrate of a year of hard work. So much has happened for EcoProducts this year: moving to new upgraded factory premises, getting HACCP certified – two huge events! Last year we were 22 people and now we are 50 people. So we have doubled our staff and have TREBLED our production output!
We were delighted to join forces with Abalimi Harvest of Hope and have EcoProducts organic baobab powder added to their customers’ organic veggie boxes. Like EcoProducts, Abalimi Harvest of Hope works towards community upliftment through development and employment as well as strongly supporting conservation and nurturing the environment through organic farming practices. We love the work they do and we thought you’d like to learn more about them here!
We have been sent this delightful story by Kenneth Jørgensen, Co-founder and sustainable business developer of Mzungu. He writes about visiting a local ice cream shop in Copenhagen which serves…Baobab ice cream, of course!
EcoProducts invited 30 baobab harvesters from across the Venda area to visit the new EcoProducts Baobab Processing Facility in Makhado. The purpose of the visit was to show the harvesters where the fruit goes and what happens to the fruit once it arrives at the factory. We also wanted the harvesters and the factory staff […]
EcoProducts is HACCP certified! It seems that only those businesses who have to go through HACCP certification understand the gruelling and hugely demanding process one has to undergo in order to get this internationally recognised food-safety certification. So we’re thrilled to announce that we are have finally achieved this milestone! Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points is […]
EcoProducts is expanding rapidly, so we found ourselves needing to move into bigger and much more spacious premises. And what better reason for a party!
Bernadette McCabe is a Fine Art – Documentary stills photographer based in Cape Town who has developed a deep passion for colour, light, style, mood & texture… and for the magic of telling a story through the lens of a camera and capturing it in a single frame. She loves to create imagery that will move […]
When your skin becomes dry, the structure of your skin changes and becomes more vulnerable. Dermatologists call this vulnerability of dry skin an impaired barrier function. This means water escapes more easily, dehydrating your skin, and soaps and solvents are better able to penetrate your skin and remove your natural skin oils. Harsh winter weather […]
A little while ago I told you about our Baobab Preschool Programme which our EcoProducts Foundation is supporting. Another project that we’re so excited about is the Baobab Guardians programme. The baobab tree takes 200 years to produce its first fruits, can live for over 1000 years, survives and even flourishes in almost desert-like conditions; […]
Great info-at-a-glance graphic by the awesome Design For Development team on how to use baobab oil.
Thank you to all of you who have been so supportive of the launch of the EcoProducts Foundation. All your shares, likes and comments help spread the word and have been so encouraging to us. We’d like to tell you a little more about one of our programmes, Baobab Pre-school. Like most mothers, Venda women […]
I decided to create the EcoProducts Foundation (a non-profit organisation) when I realised that simply providing employment to local Venda communities wasn’t enough. I wanted to do more and decided to support early childhood development, which in these rural areas is very neglected. In addition, the results of my PhD research revealed that goats and drought were hampering the growth […]