River Bend Lodge is a mere 55 minutes’ drive from Port Elizabeth and is an ideal malaria-free safari addition to a Garden Route holiday. Personalised game drives are led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, who will ensure you have a truly memorable safari experience.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Going green with our own vegetable gardens
Samuel Vena works as a chef at Longhope Villa. He has taken it upon himself to start an organic Vegetable and herb garden for RiverBend Lodge. Several areas around the RiverBend gardens have been transformed into little vegetable patches that guests can wonder through. We also started our own compost heap using organic/vegetable waste from the kitchen and garden, aiding us with our organic ‘farming’.
Organic produce has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years as consumers have become more aware of the health benefits of eating organic foods.A major concern has been the pervasive use of pesticides in farming and the hazardous presence of the pesticides residue in food.
Having our own organic vegetable garden is not only healthy, but it is also very satisfying picking your own vegetables and herbs and using it in the kitchen, knowing that it is the best quality product. To name but a few of our home grown treats: turnips, leeks, celery, spinach, rocket, lettuce, cabbage, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsley, mint, spring onion, and many more.