Mushroom Propagation

Peter and Andrew from Harmonic Mycology did a session with this months PDC graduates on how to propagate and cultivate fungi. We did a whole session on how mycelium can be used to restore and regenerate ecosystems.

Water Harvesting

Watering harvesting means capturing water, where it falls, either through direct rainwater collection from roofs or through the careful placement of dams and swales. It also includes the recycling and re-purposing of gray-water. This collected water can be stored for later use or used to replenish groundwater. One of the ways we catch rainwater where…

Aerated Microbe Compost Tea

Actively aerated microbial compost tea is a water based, oxygen rich and cultured, containing large populations of beneficial aerobic bacteria, nematodes, fungi, and protozoa, which can bioremediate toxins in soils. This brew can be used as a fertilizer on flowering beds, vegetable beds, indoor plants, and crops of all sorts to increase growth, resilience and…

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course 19 -31 July

This hands-on intensive Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course will deepen your environmental awareness and will equip you with the tools to design stable systems on any farm, small holding or homestead, economically and sustainably.   When: 19 July to 31 July (excluding weekends) Times: 8am to 5pm daily Where: Inspire Permacultures, Bergvliet   Course Days:…

EcoBricks

ECOBRICKS Ecobricks turn what we see as waste into a valuable resource. 1 000 ecobricks – can remove about 500kg of non-recyclable waste from landfill. But what is an ecobrick? Ecobricks are a dead simple way to turn your waste into green construction material and keep it out of our ocean and landfills. It’s a…

Clay Seed Dumplings

Masanobu Fukuokas’ Clay Dumplings AKA Seed Balls   Natural farmer and philosopher, Masanobu Fukuokas’ Clay Dumplings are an ancient technique for propagating plants from seeds without opening up soil with cultivation tools such as a plow. As with many natural farmers, Fukuoka believed that tillage over large areas is laborious, destructive to soil health and…

Autumn Open Garden at Soil For Life

Saturday, May 5 at 9 AM – 3 PM “Part of being fully human is reconnecting with the Earth and its communities” Vandana Shiva. Please join us for our Autumn Open Garden on Saturday 5 May. There will be talks and demonstrations covering a wide range of topics and our friendly trainers will be on hand to answer any…

The Cape Honeybee Club

We start off with an Initial Introductory Class and thereafter meet once a month on the first Monday of every month. Initial Introductory Class: Saturday 5 May 11:00 to 16:00 Thereafter the First Monday of every month: 14:00 to 16:30 Group Outings: Once a term The Cape Honeybee Club is aimed at children between the…