Manihot esculenta – Cassava, Manioc, Yuca

This is the article I wrote for our local magazine The Beacon Story and Images by Ewa Bekiesch, Permaculture designer, educator, gardener and healthy home grown food advocate. Ewa has also the Food As Medicine certificate from the Monash University. Manihot esculenta – Cassava, Manioc, Yuca Versatile, delicious, drought-tolerant and quick and easy growing vegetable. Cassava is a perennial woody shrub up to 3-4m, native to South America, growing best in tropical and subtropical regions around the globe. It is a very hardy plant and grows in nearly any type of soil. We grow it in our food forest for quite few years now. I have planted it in many different spots and… Read More

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