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…

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…

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…

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,…

Permaculture Design Course with Hope Foundation

Permaculture Design Course in Eastern Cape Hope Organic & Permaculture Farm I have just returned from a 2 week stay at Santa Paloma Guest Farm in East London where I was teaching animal integration, zones and sectors on a PDC that Hope Farm was hosting. What a great team of people. Belinda Hope runs a…