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…

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…

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,…