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Eat for the Earth

May 28th, 2012

Next Tues, June 5th is World Environment Day and to celebrate Yuppiechef will be hosting the second annual Eat for the Earth, inviting people to host or attend an event to raise funds for Soil for Life, an NGO very close to my heart.

To quote them:

Soil for Life, a Cape Town-based NGO, is teaching people how to build the soil and grow healthy plants so that families can sit down to plates of safe, fresh nutritious food at night, all year round. The low-cost methods enable gardeners to harvest large amounts of food from small spaces using very little water and no harmful chemicals.

I hosted a dinner last year, literally cooked out of the garden, you can read about it over on Chef Prive’s blog.

So consider getting involved by either signing up to host and event or attend one.

Well it’s official! I’ll be launching Planting Thoughts at Together at Tjing Tjing Market this Tuesday, 29th May!

It’s been a mad rush to pull it all together and I’m still running around like a headless chicken as I add the finishing touches.

We’ll be having the first screening of a short film by Ian Henderson of Think Film called ‘Carrots don’t always grow straight’, a look into my life and decisions to become an Urban Farmer.

In celebration I’ll be giving out free seed packets to encourage you to grow your own, a mix of herbs and instructions for sowing them will appear on Planting Thoughts, set to launch the same day.

It’s been a collaborative effort between myself and the lovely Lauren Fowler who designed the epic tags.

To show just how easy it is and how they beautify your life fellow exhibitor Sarah Benjamin of Sessi Bee Ceramics has immortalized my bust in one of her bowls, complete with a living, breathing mini herb garden.

While it’s not Madame Tussauds, it’s infinitely more amazing.

Bad art, good walls

May 23rd, 2012

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