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Ryan James

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I am the Head of Development at Londolozi's not-for-profit partner organisation, the Good Work Foundation (GWF). GWF focuses on education, in particular helping people living in rural areas to connect to a new, digital Africa and all of its opportunities.

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Marinda Drake
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Awesome blog Ryan. There is nothing as nice and rewarding as picking fresh veggies from your garden.

Ryan James
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Completely agree Marinda. Now we just need to think about a vineyard or two 😉

Jenny
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Fantastic! Red Basil? It’s all a superb effort and the way forward.

Ryan James
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Hi Jenny. Thank you so much. Red basil is delicious – it has a stronger flavour than regular basil, and this makes it perfect in salads. Whether or not it’s easier to grow – we’ll let you know 🙂

Ian Hall
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Building a vegetable garden in the heart of the African bush is quite an achievement , I have pigeons and cabbage white butterflies to deal with ( not all butterflies are welcome) I can’t imagine all the creatures great and small that you have to deal with. If I can ever afford another trip to Londolozi I look forward to seeing it.

Ryan James
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Hi Ian – it just makes our challenge that much more exciting! Monkeys and baboons were our toughest “neighbours” to contend with, but the cages set up around the gardens settled that dispute. Let me know when you are back and I will be happy to show you around.

Jill Grady
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Fantastic Ryan! It’s great seeing everyone working together – such great teamwork and everyone enjoying themselves as well. I love gardening — it’s so relaxing and rewarding.

Ryan James
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Hi Jill – love your positive and supportive comments. Thank you so much and please keep them coming 🙂

Michael & Terri Klauber
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Ryan,

This sounds fantastic – congratulations to all involved! Looking forward to tasting some of the “fruits of your labor” this coming July!

Ryan James
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Thanks Michael and Terri – I know that Anna has got some surprises in store. Watch this space!

Wendy Hawkins
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Oh as you know, this is a passion of mine & there is nothing more rewarding than picking lunch or dinner vegies straight from the garden is just the most amazing for me. I also planted red onion, swiss chard, parsley & beetroot, so now I wait to watch if they grow 🙂 I now have 4 composting bins so keep my garden well composted. Keep up the good work & enjoy eating the results 🙂

Ryan James
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Hi Wendy – same to you! Thanks for following our gardening story. As we move into May, any tips for winter planting? Which crops work best for you?

Kit Boey
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this is such great news and so wonderful of Londolozi to support such local community work. we look forward to tasting all those fresh delicious morsels when we get there in July!

Ryan James
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Hi Kit. Thanks so much for your kind words. We look forward to having you!

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