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…

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…

Create a Garden

This informative and creative workshop will give you the guidance and tools to plan and design your new garden. It covers aspects of practical observation and understanding and managing external resources like sun, wind and rain. Then how to plot it down on paper and the practical implementation of your project. This workshop is a…

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,…

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…

Workshop: Growing Summer Salads

Date: 14 January 2017 Time: 10:00am to 14:00 Cost: R399 (Includes vegetarian lunch and herbal teas from the garden) Buy Tickets Online Here   Join me for a well rounded workshop on growing easy summer salad vegetables, flowers and herbs for your table. Recipes included. Limited places available, so book now to avoid disappointment.   For bookings…

Workshop: Creating an Edible Garden of Happiness

Date: 20 March Time: 10:00am till 16:00pm Cost: R450 (inclusive of vegetarian lunch and herbal teas from the garden) In celebration of International Day of Happiness, we will talking about edible flowers and how to bring brightness and happiness to your garden. Notes included. Limited places available, so book now to avoid disappointment. For bookings & enquiries email workshops@inspirepermaculture.com or…

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