About Nikki

Turning 50 seemed an auspicious time to begin a blog. Being a recentish recruit to the world of technology and still reluctant about many of it’s facets, it was quite a leap actually.  I do love writing though, so probably it is a giant step more than a leap – a natural progression, perhaps.

Plant Abundance will celebrate life with food.

Planting, wild plants, food growing, abundant living, local food, wild food, food heros, frugal luxury, harvest celebrations and probably even dancing, as the ‘dance’ bit of plantabundance seems to stand out now that I have written it down!

Michael Pollen provides the inspiration: Eat Food, Not too Much, Mostly Plants.  I add: Local and in Season. See the post Food Beautiful Food, too.

I write many stories that are not necessarily about food or my personal life, so I have another blog celebrating the KZN Midlands where I live – it is called Midlands Mosaic.

Thank you to Jane Symes for taking this photograph of me. 

17 Comments Add yours

  1. margaret21 says:

    I’ve jut found you through your commenting on Carol’s Nature back in blog. Looking forward to following you (I’m hoping that by ticking the ‘follow by email box’ in my comment I’ll get word of your new posts – the WP reader doesn’t really work for me) and getting lots of inspiration from the Midlands!


    1. Hello Margaret. Thank you for following my blog! Plant Abundance is personal, so if you want more KZN Mildands stories you should do the clicking thing on my other blog too – https://midlandsmosaic.wordpress.com

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  2. Osyth says:

    Hello Nikki …. I didn’t fail to notice your activity on my blog and I am thrilled that you are taking an interest and indeed are flattering me by following. I have been absent for several weeks whilst I affected a rather major move but now that I am settled (vaguely, at least) I am back on the blogging pony and can pay some more attention. I have just had a little wander through your blog and I rather love it … so, I have decided to follow you too so that I don’t miss any of your posts. I hope I won’t disappoint with my rather discursive approach and I do so look forward to journeying along beside you. I wish you a delightful day filled with joy and laughter that leaves you feeling peaceful and content 🙂


    1. Yay! That is jolly and nice and very kind of you to take the time to write.

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      1. Osyth says:

        Je vous en prie!


  3. Rosie Orr says:

    Hi Nikki, this is Jo Bartram’s daughter please contact me by email ASAP.


  4. Leigh Collingwood says:

    Hi Nikki,

    I heard about you via Wally Menne, who posted something of yours on the CJN network. Do you know Wally?

    Anyway, I’m always keen to network with like-minded people such as you, in that you’re doing food sovereignty and encouraging others to do the same.

    See my profile at linked-in and please get hold of me at leighcollingwood@hotmail.com.

    Leigh Collingwood.


  5. Hi Nikki, I see we have a lot in common. I look forward to getting to know you 🙂 Brigid


  6. Anna Savage says:

    Hi Nikki,

    You have a lovely blog.
    I would like to ask your permission to use one of your photos.
    It is the photo of Verkykerskop.
    We are hosting a Retrofestival there sand would like to use the image for promotional purposes.

    Do let me know if that’s ok.

    Many thanks


    1. With pleasure Anna. Do let me have details of the Retrofest – sounds interesting. Send my love to Verkeykerskop when you are there. Nikki


      1. Shelley Bailey says:

        Hi Nikki, have just seen a post on Fb that Germany has permanently banned fracking… not sure how to contact the KZN anti-fracking fraternity to let them know but you may, if they haven’t already heard.


  7. Rose Downard says:

    Hi Nikki, I’ve just read your blog about the egg demo – you all look fabulous in your bright yellow and orange clothes. I’m sure you must have inspired many people to think a bit more about what they are eating and the awful stressful conditions battery chickens have to endure to provide them with tastless eggs!
    Well done!


  8. Lynda says:

    Hi Nikki
    I have just started watching an online Australian series called Made by Hand – I think you might find it interesting too.


  9. tanyacsmith says:

    Great Blog Nikki….thanks for sending it to me! Look forward to the updates


  10. If I see any for sale shall I get you some Tinks? Peter’s Gate often have fennel. Or we could try and grow from seed? I have lots of seed. thanks for subscribing, I’m hoping you get this reply, then you’ll know it is working! x


  11. Tinks Fowler says:

    Wish i had more fennel in the garden!


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