The enduring Corona lockdown has a severe impact on people, Hans Fritschi in Northeastern Thailand is also in a deep depression. His usual optimism only returns after discovering the wonderful Moringa olifeira tree in his Thai Botanical garden. He decides to spoil himself with a Swiss specialty called “Berner Platte”, replacing the usual green beans with Moringa beans. More Covid 19 beer is brewed from plain water with some magic applied.
In this nutty episode Hans Fritschi presents several edible seeds or nuts that grow at Discovery Garden Nong Khai. If one of them would be grown in a sustainable way, it could ease or even solve the problem of cow flatulence. As you might know, cows fart a lot and that is not good for mother earth. How can we make a tasty vegan chocolate mousse without any butter or cream? If we succeed in replacing those two elements, mankind can reduce the number of farting cows dramatically and thus maybe even save the planet. In an other major development host Hans Fritschi is able to present a positive aspect of the normally so deadly gravitation.
Turning Thai home grown Avocados into delicious Guacamole in very strange times: The oil price has just turned negative for the very first time in the history of mankind. Hans Fritschi has therefore ordered 10 barrels of the black stuff and expects to be paid 400 US $! But another strange development happens: Gravitation has almost stopped in one part of the garden whereas the nasty neighborhood dog Donald is still barking. Meet the smallest Passion fruit (Passiflora foetida) of the world and eat sticky rice with sweet mango prepared by Khun Amorn.
We take you through our Botanical Garden in Northeastern Thailand and show you some tropical fruits you probably never saw before. The main fruit in this episode is the Graviola or Soursop. We turn this difficult to grow fruit into durable and delicious Graviola jam. The tea made from the leaves of this tree is tasty and believed to boost your immune system. Can the tea and the consumption of the Graviola fruit really kill cancer? We remain skeptical, but love the tasty Graviola jam.
More wonders occur in our Botanical Garden in Northeastern Thailand. We celebrate the Thai New Year in totally new ways. Since the sale of alcoholic drinks has been banned in Nong Khai Province, we turn plane water into the first Covid 19 beer through concentrated witchcraft. And we produce the last Cervelat salad at the Mekong with cheese obtained from our Swiss Cheese plants.
At our Botanical garden in Northeastern Thailand today we celebrate not only Easter Sunday and the Resurrection, but also Thai New Year and Jewish Passover. Since we are afraid that X-mas might be postponed or even canceled as well in the terrible times of the Corona virus, we have include Christmas as well into our celebration of life. Of course we have to find new ways, new symbols for those four important seasonal festivities in these dire times. The helpful Easter Bunny gives us many clues how to cope with a very difficult situation.
We are busy preparing for several looming festivities under unseen circumstances. Eggs are being hoarded and difficult to find, but essential in order to color and hide them next Easter Sunday. Thais are banned for traveling home and celebrate Songkran. All water throwing has been forbidden. What else can they do? Jews think back to the days when God sent them plague and cure. And one fair day, Jesus was born. At Discovery Garden Nong Khai we try to celebrate all these events in times of the Corona virus in totally new ways.
Our garden in Nong Khai is closed to shut out the enemies at the gate. But some destructive forces have managed to enter anyhow. We apply our weapons of mass destruction to get rid of them. Eat coco nuts every day, it saves lives! But whilst visiting the Brazilian bean tree, we get almost killed.
Today is April 1st., be careful in what you believe. On this day you are told a lot of Fake News, not only from the White House in Washington. Analyze your sources carefully. With the help of Hans Fritschi you can strengthen your abilities to determine true from false. Have Wednesdays really been declared mandatory Butterrösti days almost all over Asia?