And here we go again with another green post - this time about an interesting event taking place every month in Nairobi: the Organic Farmers Market at the River Garden Centre (off Limuru Rd, 500 m past Village Market on your way to Runda). This market provides consumers an opportunity to purchase and get more information regarding organic foods.
Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and yourself.
The organic sector in Kenya is still relatively small but growing fast. Small-scale organic agricultural activities in Kenya are represented by the Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN). The network aims at developing and promoting local and export markets, supporting development of affordable local certification capacity and creating awareness of market opportunities in the organic sector. You can get some relatively interesting things from their website, including a document on how to assure organic quality standards are met.
The next Organic Farmers Market is taking place this Saturday (May 30th, 2009). So please grab this opportunity to become a healthier human being, respectful of your immediate surroundings and global environment. And there's life jazz too! So you can count me in!
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