Growing healthy and “ugly” food, with Jacques and Promise
Have you spent much time thinking about the food you eat? About where it is produced, why it looks like it does, and how old and nutrient rich the food actually is?
This podcast explores a positive approach to eating local trusted food.
Telana swapped her scooter and borrowed an old car nicknamed the Chariot, to drive the 14km’s from home to a farm in Kyalami, Johannesburg. She went to visit farmers’ Jacques and Promise, to collect her veggies that she ordered online the day before, in an attempt to be a more conscious consumer. They talk about:
- Ecohydrology and Biodynamic farming
- Ugly food – our perception of what food should look like
- Conscious food consumption and what we need to be thinking and asking about
- GMO’s and pesticides and alternate options
- Reasons to buy local
- How to deal with food waste in an ecological and environmentally friendly way
About Jacques Damhuis
With 37 year experience in natural farming in urban environments, Jacques leads the field of organic urban agriculture, which now is expanding to Fardens (too big to be called a garden too small to be a big farm) and near urban farms to curb the need to transport produce into the cities. With knowledge of the cycle of nutrients and the cycle of water and how the cycle of the cosmic all
With knowledge of the cycle of nutrients and the cycle of water and how the cycle of the cosmic all affect us and our food, Positive Cycle was born. Its aim is to teach the art of natural farming to suburbanites and emerging farmers which, in this day and age, is a vital skill which most have forgotten during the last century.
Now is the time to know where your food comes from and what people may be doing to your food before you get to eat it.
Contact and Info
These are a collection of articles that led to background information and questions asked, and motivation to do this show on this topic: