Botanica Ethiopia

Come in and drink tea!

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

Who makes the best tella in town?

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

Fiche in January

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.

Granny goes extra mile for Botanica Ethiopia

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