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 […]
We’re always looking for new ways to tell people about the benefits of baobab oil and powder so we asked Cape Town based design studio D4D for their ideas. We love the clean uncluttered look!
It seems the Danish are really resonating with Baobab products. We meet two danish enthusiasts who are making Baobab happen in Denmark!
Last December I visited the Sagole Big tree which is looking more magnificent than ever. Located in Vendaland, Limpopo Province, The tree has been carbon dated as being 1200 years old! It is the biggest baobab in the world. It has a girth of 37 m and a height of 22 meter and its crown measures 38 […]
Every year in February or March, I go out with a small team to do baobab fruit monitoring. This is our 10th year! It’s is a good time of year to do this because while most of the fruit have reached their full size, they have not matured (dried out) enough and have not yet fallen off the […]
Katherine Tudsbury is an experienced Cape Town-based Nutritional Therapist focusing on the prevention and cure of chronic, metabolic and degenerative diseases. Believing we can take full responsibility for our own wellbeing, she says: "Education is the key which will open the doors to healing by encouraging patients to accept responsibility for their health and embark on a healthy lifestyle." Nutritional therapy is […]
Baobab: is there some wondrous special quality which comes from eating the fruit borne by such very ancient trees.
Jodi Wainstein from Nelspruit says "Your Baobab Powder is AWESOME, so easy to just add 2 tablespoons to a breakfast smoothie in the morning and know ive had my vitamin C and minerals for the day. Ive also given my 3 year old daughter a teaspoon in her mango juice and she had no complaints. Thank […]
Gratitude. Giving back is a way of giving thanks; thanks for what we have, and what we are able to give. And today we’re so grateful to Bonga Foods and the Bonga Foundation for their warm generosity. Their most recent donation has enabled us to give back to the Venda community which supports us in harvesting Baobab […]
Angie from Richards Bay says:"I have been using baobab powder in my breakfasts and even in my pancakes! It has a rather pleasant taste and I have to say I've noticed a change in my energy levels. it helps to keep me focused for longer and also aids my digestion quite a lot! Thank you for this superfood!" […]
'Boabab sales have been going from strength to strength and after a busy successful season of harvesting and processing we thought it was time to celebrate! It was good to get out of our dust coats and protective clothing and all the women, including me, enjoyed getting dressed up in traditional Venda clothes. One of […]
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 […]
In the last of our series featuring photographer Vanessa Bristow’s wonderful work, we leave you with these simply stunning photos of baobab trees at sunset. It’s not difficult to see where EcoProducts got its inspiration from for its striking logo! 🙂
Baobabs usually stand out in the landscape. But they can also blend… Photographer Vanessa Bristow captures this beautifully here.
Photographer Vanessa Bristow has wonderfully captured these different birds perched in baobab trees in Zimbabwe. Featured here are a Marabou Stork, an owl and a pair of Bennett’s woodpeckers busily pecking away (the female below the male). As Vanessa says of her photographs: ‘They are in humble tribute to a mighty tree! Baobab’s provide shade in summer, beautiful […]
Here, talented photographer Vanessa Bristow shares some of her photographs of Baobabs taken at Sentinel Ranch in Zimbabwe. We’ll be featuring more of her stunning photographs during the week.
Great article in Durban Get It Online!
Spring has arrived in the Limpopo with budding baobabs! The baobab trees which have been bare for most of the year are bursting into bud and leaf. The round buds which look like fruit are actually flower buds. They will still grow to three times that size over the next month before they are ready […]
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 […]
Kerry from Langebaan sent in this unusual recipe, we tried it and WOW! We're super-impressed! Instead of using regular wheat flour for coating chicken fillets, Kerry got the inspiration to use baobab powder instead and it's a taste sensation! The baobab powder adds a subtle but piquant zest to the chicken – it's easy, incredibly more-ish and a […]