- The green revolution of the 1950s arose with the purpose of increasing agricultural productivity and profitability through the intensive use of agro-chemicals. This revolution has since led to the deterioration of our natural resources, the deterioration of the sustainability of the environment and the deterioration of the health of human beings and all other forms of life.
- Society has been increasingly aware of the risks on human health and the environment arising from excessive use of synthetic agro-chemicals and inadequate management of our natural resources. Arising from this awareness there has been a movement towards alternative farming technologies such as organic agriculture, bio-dynamic agriculture, permaculture, biological farming, ecological agriculture, sustainable agriculture and regenerative agriculture.
- Organic agriculture is the oldest production method on earth and it is now regaining importance throughout the world. It is a system that avoids the use synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. It is a farming approach that counteracts the harmful effects of the green revolution. It is a farming system that respects the biological relationships that exist in nature. It fosters environmental and natural resources conservation and results in the production of healthy food.
- The aim of organic agriculture is to create integrated, humane, environmentally and economically sustainable production systems. It fosters the conservation of the environment and natural resources which contribute to the health of the producers and the consumers. The production system is ecologically sound, economically viable and socially acceptable.
- Organic farming recognizes the direct connection between our health and how the food we eat is produced. Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found significant differences between organic and non-organic farming. Organically produced fruit and vegetables contain 18-69% more antioxidants and lower levels of harmful pesticides and potentially toxic heavy metals.
Every week on Wednesdays we sell our organic vegetables at Langata Link, Langata Road opposite the Nairobi School of Law. Opening times 8:30-6:00
Every week on Wednesdays we sell our vegetables at Shamba Cafe, Loresho Ridge. Opening times 10:00-6:00