Workshop: Attracting & Supporting Wildlife in Our Garden

Date: 3 March Time: 10:00am till 16:00pm Cost: R450 (inclusive of vegetarian lunch and herbal teas from the garden) In celebration of World Wildlife Day, we will be constructing bat and owl boxes and cover the benefits of creating diverse ecosystems to attract and support wildlife in our garden. This workshop will cover practical  as well as theory. Notes included. Limited…

Workshop: Pond Building for Garden Diversity

Date: 2 February Time: 10:00am till 14:00pm Cost: R450 (inclusive of vegetarian lunch and herbal teas from the garden) In commemoration of World Wetlands Day, we will be constructing a pond and will cover the benefits of creating diverse ecosystem to attract birds, frogs and other beneficial wildlife to your garden. This workshop will cover the…

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…

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…

16-22 July

An introduction to Permaculture and  Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) at Hope Organic and Permaculture Farm in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The course will be facilitated by Belinda Hope from Hope Farm from the 16th of July till the 29th of July. Book now. 16 July – 29 July

12-23 September

Hands-on Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) at Greyton EcoLodge in the Western Cape, South Africa. The course will be facilitated by Belinda Hope from Hope Organic and Permaculture Farm in the Eastern Cape from the 12th of September till the 23rd of September. Book now.

Great Compost in 18 Days

This 18-day compost system is an easy and efficient way to produce nutrient rich food for your garden.  With consistent effort and careful monitoring you’ll have some really great homemade compost. What you will need: a garden fork enough compostable material to create a pile 1.5m high and 1m in diameter (made up of 1/3 a variety of…

Banana Circle

Why it works so well The design is basically a circular swale, and it works well because there’s only one place to mulch, feed and water, which serves many plants. It’s a good spot to put all your kitchen scraps, to use as a handy compost heap, and it can also take cardboard, paper and…