Smash and flick – a quick way to shell groundnuts

It’s harvest time! It’s always great to bring in food from the fields and to see it drying in the sun. Many hours get spent shelling groundnuts! I had been doing it one at a time until one of our helpers, Iliya Godwin IK, showed me this great trick to get through them lots faster! This is how they do it in his area, Takum, Taraba State. Continue reading


Homemade liquid fertiliser

Last week I attended a great conference on Sustainable Farming and a representative from ECHO taught us this recipe for homemade liquid fertiliser.  I thought I’d give it a go!

1) Firstly prepare your container. Check for leaks. Wash well with detergent, lemon and water and dry. Make sure any toxic materials or oil are washed out well. Continue reading

Eco in the office



I’m loving my new eco pencil holder.  Homemade from a curved piece of tree bark which holds my pencils (haven’t used pens for years now, preferring pencils as the stub and shavings can be composted unlike a finished pen).  It also fits a rubber, a metal sharpener and a half coconut for the pencil shavings.  Stylish, practical, eco friendly, home made, natural, compostable, whats not to love!!