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:…

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…

East African Permaculture Convergence, Uganda

28 -29 May, 2018 I’ll be away for two weeks in May attending the 1st Permaculture East African Mini Convergence. Background: The East African Permaculture Convergence is a 2 day conference bringing together practitioners and interested parties from across East Africa to highlight and explore the potentials for permaculture education and project development in the region. We invite…

Tanzania & Practical Permaculture Institute

Practical Permaculture is what developing countries need. Take away the language barrier and the fluff and you’ve got Practical Permaculture that can be used and implemented straight away with what is locally available and appropriate. We visited the Practical Permaculture Institute on Zanzibar, Tanzania this month and were warmly greeted by Franco who took the…

Planting Calendar & Seed Saving Workshop

Well a seed saving workshop you say? Yes! With the next planting season coming in, its time to sort through our seeds and and prepare our beds for our Autumn planting. Nature is incredible! She provided exactly what we need when we need it. This is so true for the the foods that grow in…

Composting & Waste Management Workshop

Make compost, Make a worm Tower and Make Your Household Waste into a Resource Each and every on of us should feel wholeheartedly responsible for what we consume and the waste we produce through our daily living. Every single choice we make had a long lasting effect on the planet, our home. Come join us…

Cocoa PNG

This project is my main focus for 2018 and 2019. It follows a life changing family trip to Papau New Guinea in December 2016. During our trip we met with some of the isolated villagers on the Sepik River who depend on cocoa to have the means to access medicine and education for themselves and…

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

join lead instructors: Belinda Ross founder of Hope Farm Foundation & Jacqueline Edmiston Inspire Permaculture with Guest Teachers: Guy Goode Tendai Mariwarie Tannah Georgeu Learn about water harvesting, composting systems, alternative energy, construction of water bodies, livestock integration, aquaponics, bees, wild foraging, holistic management, living fences, soil rehabilitation, erosion control, nursery skills, windbreaks, firebreaks, seed…

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…