About African Forest:
African Forest is a holistic agro-forestry social enterprise, founded in 2006, and based on the edge of Soysambu Conservancy, a 22,000 ha ranch surrounding Lake Elementeita, in the Rift Valley. African Forest has a 60 ha plot on the edge of the ranch, where they have an indigenous organic tree nursery and seed centre and trial plantations of Planet Positive Forestry. They also produce and promote, in conjunction with the local communities, sustainable NTFP’s (non-timber forest products) including herbal medicines. Services include plantation establishment and management, reforestation and sustainable development planning and implementation, as well as assistance in raising green finance.
Wildly Good Eco Charcoal
This eco-friendly hardwood charcoal is fired in specially made kilns to give a hotter burning coal. Sustainably harvested on a managed conservancy near Nakuru, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this charcoal go back to the local community to promote reforestation projects.
The perfect fuel to roast, toast, grill or bake in your Cookswell Oven!
About African Forest:
Our very first ever Cookswell Cookbook featuring 13 of our favourite, tried and tested recipes. Categorized into starters, mains and desserts, this booklet will help you get used to cooking in your Cookswell oven.
We are excited to offer you a free copy for download – enjoy!
Like everything else, your Cookswell Jiko deserves regular care and maintenance. Using the right products extends the lifetime of your jiko and keeps it looking like new all year-round.
We are proud to offer an eco-friendly cleaning solution that works well to keep your investment and our beautiful Kenya in tip-top shape. This trio of eco friendly, biodegradable products is specially formulated by the amazing team at Grounded Kenya. We believe that harmful chemicals should not be applied to food or even the tools that you use to prepare your meals.
The trio includes:
A spray bottle of natural, Kenyan-made soap that works well as a regular application after food prep is completed. This rinses off well and is free from any soapy residue or fragrance.
A citrus-based degreaser that cuts through fat and oil, returning your jiko to a beautiful shine after a busy nyama choma service.
A natural scouring powder that is perfect for deep cleans, getting any grime out of crevices and hard to reach areas.
Our charcoal lighter chimney is the easiest, quickest & cleanest way to light charcoal for your jiko. Simply fill the Chimney Starter with your choice of charcoal, place newspaper underneath the grate and light it on fire. The fire rises through the holes in the grate and the “chimney effect” causes the charcoal to light from the bottom all the way up to the top. In just 10 – 20 minutes your charcoal will be hot and ready. Carefully pour the hot coals into the clay liner of your Cookswell jiko and you are ready to go!
Our Regreening Champion Kit features a wooden slingshot and mini box of 15 indigenous tree seedballs. Kids are encouraged to tackle habitat fragmentation by slinging seedballs into developed spaces void of plants (like medians and eroded areas).
An Artisan Merit Badge recognizes the work done to regreen our beautiful Kenya! We can customize the merit badge with your childs’ name – simply add this in the order notes when checking out.
Pure Biochar: Used to absorb moisture in compost bins or vermiculture, or to reduce odors in cat litter and livestock bedding. Alternatively, you can activate the biochar before adding to your grass or soil.
50/50 Blend: This ready-to-use biochar and compost blend is incredibly beneficial for house plants, potting soil, vegetable gardens and lawns.