Tennis Court to Food Forest

This project started in 2018 with a barren tennis court. Now, just over two years later it’s a thriving little ecosystem of food and animals. We lifted this tennis court and invested a lot of time collecting an array of free organic matter such as coffee grinds, vegetable & fruit market waste, landscapers organic matter and…

PDC Uganda

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: 5 September till 17 September (excluding weekends) Times: 8am to 5pm daily Where: Geneva, Florida, USA Numbers: Minimum 12 and Maximum 16 Complete this Registration…

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:…

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…

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…