On our previous trip to Ethiopia, we invited the owners of Ariti – a long-running herbal production company in Addis Ababa – to visit the Fiche medicinal garden. Chemists Ermias Dagne and Tadelech Tadesse established Ariti almost 20… Read More
In Fiche, many women make tella beer or areke, a spirit similar to Italian grappa, to supplement the family income. While caring for young children, tending the home and family land, they will boil and ferment barley and… Read More
A snapshot of our visit to the beautiful Etse Fewus (healing herbs) garden earlier this year … A living pharmacy in Fiche — Botanica Ethiopia, 2015 from May Slater on Vimeo.
She did it! With a little help from her friends, Granny Emmie made it across the finish line and came THIRD in her age group. Being 89 was no deterrent to her determination or stamina. A little credit… Read More