Dambale Creche Fence Completed

Dambale Creche Fence Completed

We’re delighted that the fence around the Dambale Preschool was completed this month (September 2020). A big thank you for the generous donation of $1000 from Protec Botanica which contributed towards building the fence.

Mandela Day: Food Donation from Ridgeway Prep School to Mukovha wa Bale Creche

Mandela Day: Food Donation from Ridgeway Prep School to Mukovha wa Bale Creche

Dr Sarah Venter delivers food donated by Ridgeway Prep School to Mukovha wa Bale Creche Children at Ridgeway Preparatory School responded whole-heartedly to their drive to collect food and donations during Mandela Month. Ridgeway Preparatory Primary School collected boxes of non-perishable food for donation to one of the Pre-Schools which our Baobab Foundation supports: Mukovha […]

Investing in our Future Communities

Investing in our Future Communities

The Dambale community does not have a pre-school for their 50-70 young children aged 1-6. All they currently have is 2 tiny rooms, no toilets, no kitchen and no resources at all for the children. The Baobab Foundation has decided to support the community by building a new pre-school from the ground up.

Spring Baobab Guardians

Spring Baobab Guardians

The baobab guardians tree planting project has to date, planted and nurtured 75 trees which can now fend for themselves without needing protection from foraging domestic animals. Read about our latest guardians…

Look How We’ve Grown!

Look How We’ve Grown!

The Tshikuyu preschool still needed a kitchen and eating area, swing and climbing frame for the children, a water tank and equipment for the classrooms.

Once again supporters from around the world generously donated to the next phase of the project. Donations were received from Blue Sky Botanicals (United Kingdom), EDUR Foundation (Germany), Mediceuticals (Netherlands), Lather Inc (USA), and NeoTrading (South Africa).

Thank you Bao-med!

Thank you Bao-med!

Bao-Med, a brand of Mediceuticals, has just announced another significant donation to the Baobab Guardians program and the Baobab Research program. Bao-Med is one of the Baobab Foundation’s most generous supporters.

Baobab Guardians: Tree Measurements

Baobab Guardians: Tree Measurements

In March this year, I completed the annual tree-measuring I do every of the baobab trees planted in the villages by our baobab guardians. [See this post to find out why the Baobab Foundation has created the Baobab Guardian project] They have all done exceptionally well with the late rains that we got in January and February. […]

Baobab Fruit Monitoring

Baobab Fruit Monitoring

As part of EcoProducts commitment to understanding the ecology and sustainable harvesting of baobab fruit, Dr Sarah Venter monitors a representative set of trees every March.   The trees are scattered between various landscapes, including villages, fields, rocky outcrops and bush.  Following the patterns of fruit production between landscapes and over multiple years, gives Sarah […]

It started with nothing but hope

It started with nothing but hope

It’s a reality in South Africa that pre-schools – especially in the deep rural areas – get far less support from government than primary and high schools. And yet research shows that if young children are provided with teaching,  nourishment and stimulation at pre-school age, they are far more likely to break out of the […]

African Baobab Alliance Congress

African Baobab Alliance Congress

EcoProducts is delighted to be participating in the very first ‘Global Baobab Congress’ in Germany on the 11th of February.  It’s being organised by the African Baobab Alliance (ABA) of which I’m a member and I’ll be talking to participants from around the world about long term ecological research into Baobab.  There’s been increasing world-wide […]