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Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

Koko Moni knows the secret to great chocolate starts with sun drying

Drying cacao beans is a super important part of the process to make chocolate. If you under dry a cacao bean, it will be...
As treasurer of the rural bank Sustainable Harvest International helped found in Los Alonsos, Panama, Nancy Alonso (right) connects community members to micro-loans for income-generating projects. Photo by Dayra Julio.

On the Frontlines: Training Small-Scale Farmers in Regenerative Agriculture

By Rachel Kastner (Regenerationinternational.org, March 7, 2017) The world’s small-scale farmers are key to safeguarding our most vulnerable ecosystems, and to leading the global transition to...
Louise Main and niece demonstrating the leafy greens stirfry.

Gardening for nutrition and health requires the combination of growing, cooking and eating

The Informal Gardeners Group (IGG) has been exposing and advocating with her members about smart gardening especially using easy to grow nutritious tropical crops. To...
Fiu Sailo Pao the Senior Crops Advisory Officer

Root crops training for MAF crop staff

The Crops Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) at Nuu had a special training on Aroids and root crops breeding. The...

How to Make a Keyhole Garden

I have advocated, mentored and trained others on the preparation for the production of nutritious veggies, herbs, spices, food crops and ornamentals using Keyhole...

How to safeguard your gardens in Samoa’s rainy season.

Samoa is currently experiencing heavy rains causing flooding in parts like in urban Apia. No doubt our farmers and gardeners are very concerned especially...
Photo source: Mafaufauga

Christmas gardens for Mapuifagalele

While most were out doing last minute Christmas shopping or partying, some 15 members, friends and aiga of the Informal Gardeners Group {IGG) were...

Nukunonu Center welcomes AgriTourism Workshop

Participants at the AgriTourism Policy Setting Workshop this week, enjoyed a special garden treat with a visit to the Nukunonu Center at Moamoa. Owned...

Vegetable Gardens for the Carmelite Sisters

Five weeks ago, Mikaele Maiava and I responded to a request from the Carmelite nuns at Vailima to help implement a vegetable garden for...