Student Exchange Fundraiser

Luke (11 years old) is raising funds to go on a school exchange to New Zealand in March next year. I’m giving his some guidance with my help of my 11 year old daughter, Sarah.   We are making heart-shaped clay pots that we will pot up with Peace In The Home that he can…

Natural Bee Keeping Course

Yesterday my children, Sarah (11 years old), Troy (9 years old) and I attending a great Natural Bee Keeping Course with Guy Goode   The course outline covered: Bee Biology Apiary Equipment Swarming and catching swarms Making bee hive boxes and frames Signs of a healthy colony Honey extraction   It covered everything to get…

A Child’s Garden – 27 July

Ideas and projects for children and parents. This small intimate group is aimed at children under the age of 6. This group will run once a week on Thursday mornings over 10 weeks and will include activities like flower pressing, leaf and bark rubbings, snail racing, natural art materials, working with clay and planting seeds…

National Arbor Day – 1 September

Bring your family and come join us for a day of tree planting at a local outreach project. All proceeds go towards the project.   Come make a lasting difference.   Inclusive of workshop, covering all the aspects of planting trees for abundance, sustainability and diversity.   R300, which will go towards food producing trees,…

Biological Diversity Talk

“Biological diversity” means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part: this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. 22 August 2017 6:45 till 8:45pm R150, includes tea and cake

Natural Building Techniques

This weekend workshop will be taught by civil engineer Mike Saunders who has hands-on experience in building his own natural home on a farm near Uniondale. The “natural” in natural materials implies that the materials have not been processed industrially and have retained their essential nature. Natural building uses available geological and biological materials. Geological…

Eco School for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – 25 July

Gardening and connecting with the Earth is an grounding activity for children; and can be especially beneficial for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Garden activities can be adapted for various skill levels and allow each child to connect with nature. Confidence is boosted when children are able to show off their garden knowledge and produce…

Biodiversity for Kids – 27 July

Lesson Plan: Week 1. Introduction to the term Biodiversity Week 2. Web of Life Week 3. Habitats and Homes Week 4. Ecosystems Week 5. Helpful Habitats Week 6. Vertebrate survey Week 7. Invertebrate Survey Week 8. Food Chains and Webs Week 9. Biodiversity Comparison Week 10. Improving Biodiversity where we live 10 Classes over 10…

Design Course with Daniel Halsey

I just completed a great course with Daniel Halsey, who is a professional agro-ecosystems designer, director of the Permaculture Research Institute in the USA, South Africa, and Italy. Dan is the principal partner of Natural Capital, LLC, Plant Database, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Temperate Climate Polyculture Designs and a Masters of Professional…

Create a Garden

This informative and creative workshop will give you the guidance and tools to plan and design your new garden. It covers aspects of practical observation and understanding and managing external resources like sun, wind and rain. Then how to plot it down on paper and the practical implementation of your project. This workshop is a…

Snake Awareness, Snakebite First Aid and Venomous Snake Handling Course

SNAKE AWARENESS, SCORPION AWARENESS, BASIC SNAKEBITE FIRST AID TREATMENT AND VENOMOUS SNAKE HANDLING COURSE Daniel and I just completed a certificate (Snake Awareness and Venomous Snake Handling) course with African Snakebite Institute (ASI). The course was taught by Johan Marais, an internationally known herpetologist and author of Snakes and Reptiles in Southern Africa. The courses covered: Snake Awareness,…

25 March – 2 April

Upcoming Permaculture Design Course (PDC) This internationally accredited course will equip you with the awareness and tools to design any farm, small holding or homestead. Course material will cover: Various systems to harvest and filter water: Drinking water How to build a sand filter Grey water systems Banana circles Hot water systems Storing water The…