Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm
Never has black been so velvet. Stare for even a moment, and it draws you into a vast abyss of mesmerising travel. It is the black of all colours shimmering with none at all – Hues with echoes of rainbow. This black absorbs light without quenching it. It reinterprets shadow, and as each wing flutters, as each movement takes place, it slows down time against the hurried movement of the Mormon on the wing. It is at this time of year that we will see her. She is looking to lay. No butterfly comes close to her veiled beauty or the enigmatic smile of the Mormon Butterfly.
Organic Life – stories from the farm
Organic gardening is not about just substituting toxic chemicals with less toxic ones, but about a whole different way of thinking and working. It is a conscious effort to cooperate with Nature in the creation of health and abundance for all.
The Essence of Organic Gardening
The 5! – Our focus and mission
The 5 things we do at 5EyesFarm are interrelated. The organic farming creates a canvas for Green-Ed learning. And the good food, the community engagement and sustainability practices come out of these.
Universe in a lab
PostsPhysicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist Andrei Linde at Stanford University. He had submitted a draft article entitled ‘Hard Art of the Universe Creation’...
5EyesFarm & the UN Sustainable Development Goals
A natural working (integrated) model can be repeated, duplicated and have a larger effect.Goal #15Eyesfarm serves as a micro-site for environmental education. We are an organic farm with integrated sections. 1) Raising animals, 2) raising freshwater fish and 3)...
Green-Ed Series – Learning in nature #2
Home school through a pandemic We've been trying to achieve a balance with homeschooling for the last year during COVID-19 lockdown. The year started a bit haphazardly with science experiments and the history time-line. A bit of geography and some on farm projects...
Green-Ed Series – Learning in nature #1
Introduction Our passion is education and seeing learners develop, bloom and ﬂourish. • Combining higher-order learning with hands-on learning in nature we feel we are providing an opportunity for a much-needed balance. • As technology and therefore educational...
New organic recycling: bio-convert green waste using insects to make food for the animals
Our work with raising freshwater fish and poultry is focusing on the food they eat. Food is the only input we aim to use. No supplements or lab chemicals at all. And by making the food organically we know what they eat, and we know what we eat. Recycle green...
Our food security and sustainability: Can we innovate for the future?
There are no simple solutions to food security, and there are many actors and industries associated with future food production, consumption and understanding. However, if we take climate change science seriously, even on average, we are facing the need to adapt, as...
Using plants for medicine is a great adventure full of possibilities
One of the wonderful things about being here is that growing a wide variety of food just happens almost by its self. Walking around the farm, we will come across various types of ginger coming out from underneath the roots of trees and sometimes in very tall crops by themselves.
Aquaponics – the magic art of growing freshwater fish and productive plants together
Aquaponics combines hydroponics with fish culture creating a mutually beneficial, sustainable option for healthy food production
An organic farm has a special life of its own
posts Stories from the farm - a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarmOrganic Life"Organic gardening is not about just substituting toxic chemicals with less toxic ones, but about a whole different way of thinking and working. It is a...