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…

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…

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…

12-25 November

I’m heading up to Hope Farm this week to assist on this months Permaculture Design Course (PDC),   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1722155748106106&set=a.1381713532150331.1073741827.100009350915462&type=3

Barrydale In Bloom

7 till 16 October 2016 Barrydale In Bloom – An Open Gardens Safari The Klein Karoo in the Western Cape is littered with little gems like Barrydale; where charm and character abound and the historical and natural appeal is undeniable. This town is perched along Route 62, and is surrounded by vineyards and fruit orchards,…

Symphony Of The Soil Gala Screening – 14 August 2016

Soil for Life is proudly hosting the South African premiere of the award-winning documentary Symphony of the Soil. Tickets for this green gala include delicious plant-based snacks, popcorn and drinks. All profits will go towards building healthy soils, people and communities. Join Nik Rabinowitz and Stellar Organic wines for an entertaining, educational night & help…

Childhood Education

Aimed at children between the ages of 9 to 11. Where: Bergvliet, Southern Suburbs Cost: R1000 per child for the term.   Dates for 3rd Term: Thursdays from 1pm till 2pm 20 July (Introduction to Permaculture Ethics and Principles) 27 July (using waste as a resource and composting worms) 3 August (composting systems) 10 August (ways to harvest…