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September 6, 2023

My favourite plant? Caladiums!

Recently, I was asked by one of my students, “What is your favourite plant and why?”. Without hesitation, I eagerly answered: Caladiums! Yes, it’s not a […]
August 2, 2023

Help children develop ‘food empathy’ during the vacation

The July-August vacation is always a good period to teach your children new skills or refresh them in some of the life skills that are much […]
June 29, 2023

A whole lotta ‘Luffa’

Can you remember your grandmother using a weird cylindrical husk to wash wares and even shower with while you were growing up? These memories recently flashed […]
June 7, 2023

Consider a career in Agriculture

Agriculture is an important key to any country’s sustainability. A thriving agriculture sector in an economy has multiple benefits and can range from provision of food […]
May 10, 2023

Spending quality time with mom

The entire month of May is dedicated to all mothers. A mother is one who is a protector, authoritarian and friend. She is a selfless, loving […]
April 19, 2023

Keeping plants healthy during the heat

We are approaching the end of the 2023 Dry Season in May. Meanwhile, the sun has been out in all its glory for the last few […]
March 8, 2023

Dry Season peak

I am sure that most of you have noticed the bush fires in the past few days. We are in the peak of the Dry Season […]
January 26, 2023

Pick a pumpkin…

For many weeks, pumpkins have maintained a high retail price at the markets. Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata), belongs to the family ‘Cucurbitaceae’. Pumpkin is a good source […]