Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The birth of GMO Free Zones in South Africa

This is the start of our GMO free Zone Campaign in South Africa.
Featuring fellow Organic farmers, seed guardians, environmental activists.
We are not waiting to be saved
We are not asking permission
We are making positive change from the ground up

To be a part of this campaign please email nogmosa@gmail.com

Artists, farmers, musicians, animal lovers, earth lovers, media, seed savers, press, bloggers, moms dads kids, EVERYONE needed and wanted to change up the dark into light and freedom










Sunday, May 20, 2018

Nature knows best, we just need to learn to listen





Sometimes we have a plan that isn't natures plan. Im learning to STOP and look and go with it.

Nature knows best.

Here my latest revelation.

Enjoy









Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Seed In Time | Rushka Johnson | TEDxPortElizabethSalon





Whoop!! my TEDx talk. please share the love for seed and earth..



"Rushka Johnson - Environmental Activist

Times and conditions are changing so rapidly
that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
The onus is on each of us to cultivate the change we need, if we are to see ourselves, our
communities and our environment not only survive, but thrive.
Communities are confronted with challenges from all spheres and we need leadership with solutions
by us, for us.
Laws which affect the survival of our environment are being passed and enforced for corporate monopoly, forgetting that we are borrowing this environment from future generations.



The future is taking place with or without us… Will we shape the future or turn a blind eye? an Environmental Activist, Seed Freedom guardian, permaculture enthusiast and organic vegetable farmer.




Head convener for the March Against Monsanto Port Elizabeth for 3 years from 2014, is part of the No GMO South Africa community, Resistance is fertile South Africa, started the Roundup Out campaign in 2016 and organizer for Over Grow the system South Africa 2017.



Currently working on eliminating toxic herbicide from public areas in Port Elizabeth as well as creating awareness on the Seed Laws that are in the process of being passed.


This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
https://www.ted.com/tedx


A Seed In Time | Rushka Johnson | TEDxPortElizabethSalon





Whoop!! my TEDx talk. please share the love for seed and earth..



"Rushka Johnson - Environmental Activist

Times and conditions are changing so rapidly
that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
The onus is on each of us to cultivate the change we need, if we are to see ourselves, our
communities and our environment not only survive, but thrive.
Communities are confronted with challenges from all spheres and we need leadership with solutions
by us, for us.
Laws which affect the survival of our environment are being passed and enforced for corporate monopoly, forgetting that we are borrowing this environment from future generations.



The future is taking place with or without us… Will we shape the future or turn a blind eye? an Environmental Activist, Seed Freedom guardian, permaculture enthusiast and organic vegetable farmer.




Head convener for the March Against Monsanto Port Elizabeth for 3 years from 2014, is part of the No GMO South Africa community, Resistance is fertile South Africa, started the Roundup Out campaign in 2016 and organizer for Over Grow the system South Africa 2017.



Currently working on eliminating toxic herbicide from public areas in Port Elizabeth as well as creating awareness on the Seed Laws that are in the process of being passed.


This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
https://www.ted.com/tedx


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How to get organic food to the masses with Matt Purkis





Inside scoop with the amazing


Matt Purkis from https://www.saoso.org/about-organic-standards



Lots of amazing work happening in South Africa to support organic, small scale farmers. In this interview, listen to what the issues are, how to fix them and what SAOSA are doing to help make it happen.


Inside scoop on that you won't hear any where else.


Why can only the elite afford organic food. Why do the majority live off GMOs and junk food . The stats of obesity, diabetes and cancer in South Africa are off the charts.

The monopoly of our food supply, seeds, farm lands, needs to stop.

How can our people feed themselves healthy wholesome food and make a good living from it. How can we stop this chemical form of agriculture that is destroying our people, diversity, environment and soil?
Here we go. Grass roots. Let's make it happen.
Solutions

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Why I don't want the seed bills to pass - Seed freedom

Some of My Issues with the plant improvement and plant breeders bills. Here at the public hearing for the plant breeders and plant improvement bills today. What I want changed and why they take our freedoms away. #seedfreedom#resistanceisfertile
More from me and others in this video - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v7uU20vcOGU
So excited that the beautiful agriculture students from Nelson Mandela University came to take part in their future. YES THE YOUTH ROSE UP to my great expectation.
The army has grown. So proud to be a part of changing the course of the future with the wonderful farmers, activists, moms, dads, youth who are taking up this campaign and seeing how much it matters, worthy people!
NB NOTE THAT EXTENSIONS for the Eastern Cape submissions have been given until 9 OCTOBER 2017.
THIS is very important in helping them formulate what we want and don't want on those bills. DON't FORGET TO SEND THEM.
Send to - smahobe@ecleg.gov.za mholohlo@ecleg.gov.za
NB - cc seedhavens@gmail.com
#seedfreedom #resistanceisfertile #seed #seedsovereignty #freedom #africa




Friday, July 14, 2017

Water is life - and we will have bananas



The day we could soak our trees properly. Sharing with you. 
Finally we have water!! our pump is in. We have NEVER watered our trees properly in the two years since planting. We have rain tanks but not enough rain for a proper soaking. 
Whoop! much excitement in this Garden.
#growfood #overgrowthesystem #resistanceisfertile