Grow your own food

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Saturday 28 July 2018 (Knysna)

Saturday 25 August (Pretoria)

Permaculture basics and soil

  • What is Permaculture?
  • Identify your soil
  • Make healthy organic soil: You will learn 3 ways to make healthy organic soil
  • Basic food garden design principles
  • Plan your zones
  • How to manage factors
  • Companion planting: Combine your food garden into your garden design
  • Taking care of your food garden the natural way: organic pesticides, fertilisers, mulch
  • Water wise food gardening and the impact of climate change
    Cost R500
    Included in the cost is a packet of organic seeds, beverages, a light organic lunch and notes.

Payment will confirm booking:

Terra Madre SA (Pty) Ltd
Bank: FNB
Account no:62473027764
Branch no: 261649
Cheque account
Email proof of payment to terramadresouthafrica@gmail.com with reference Grow food and your name

 

 

See what others have to say:
‘Thank you so much for the wonderful workshop yesterday “Grow Your Own Food”. I got so much more than I expected. We will visit the Deli very soon’ Daleen Taylor.

‘Thank you for the workshop.  I enjoyed it and learned a lot.  I shall definitely make use of all the ideas and info. I loved your green soup. Blessings for your future plans’ Marlene.

One day Permaculture workshop – Sunday 14 February 2016

Learn how to grow your own food and support a worthy cause

One day basics Permaculture workshop

Join in a fun day where you will learn:

What is Permaculture;  how to make rich, organic soil; companion planting; organic pesticides, what to plant for your Summer food garden and the basics of starting a food forest.

Bring a friend,partner or your gardener and get a 10% discount on both bookings.

1

Make compost in 18 days!

Buying compost and fertilizers can be expensive. Without which your plants wont grow well. Most people think that making compost is time-consuming, labour intensive and takes months before you can use your hard come by black gold. I will show you how you can make organic compost in just 18 days.

2

Make a worm farm

Learn how to make a quick and easy, cost-effective worm farm and how to look after your worms and harvest worm tea and vermiculture.

3

Make soil using a no-dig bed/mulching method

Let us show you how to make soil the easy way – especially for areas where you have bad soil, a lot of rock, or don’t have access to costly labour.

4

Companion planting, organic pesticides & what to plant now for your Summer food garden

Certain plants are beneficial to each other while others act as pest deterrents. Learn how to group your plants for best crop results and how to make organic pesticide. Also, find out what you can grow now for your winter food garden.

5

The basics on growing a food forest.

When: Sunday 14 February 2016

Cost: R450

Where: One of our CSI gardens, at 74 7th Ave, Fontainbleau, Randburg

Time 10am-4pm

(Light organic lunch, refreshments, notes and a present included) Please email terramadresouthafrica@gmail.com to book by Friday 12 February 2016.

Space is limited to 20 people.

Payment will confirm booking.

Banking details for EFT: Terra Madre SA (PTY) Ltd, Bank: FNB, Account no: 62473027764,

Branch no: 261649, Cheque account. Email proof of payment to terramadresouthafrica@gmail.com.

Gillian 082 602 2882.

Proceeds go to animal rescue NPO Paws R Us so you will learn vital information to feed your family clean food and you will be supporting a very good cause.

 

One day Permaculture workshop – Saturday 7 November 2015

One day basics Permaculture workshop

Join in a fun day where you will learn what is Permaculture;  how to make rich, organic soil; companion planting; organic pesticides and what to plant for your Summer food garden.

Bring a friend or your gardener and get

a 10% discount on both bookings.

1

Make compost in 18 days!

Buying compost and fertilizers can be expensive. Without which your plants wont grow well. Most

people think that making compost is time-consuming, labour intensive and takes months before you

can use your hard come by black gold. I will show you how you can make organic compost in just 18

days.

2

Make a worm farm

Learn how to make a quick and easy, cost-effective worm farm and how to look after your worms and

harvest worm tea and vermiculture.

3

Make soil using a no-dig bed/mulching method

Let us show you how to make soil the easy way – especially for areas where you have bad soil, a lot

of rock, or don’t have access to costly labour.

4

Companion planting, organic pesticides & what to plant now for your Summer food

garden

Certain plants are beneficial to each other while others act as pest deterrents. Learn how to group your

plants for best crop results and how to make organic pesticide. Also, find out what you can grow now

for your summer food garden.

When: Saturday 7 November 2015

Cost: R450

Where: Scout Hall, Arcadia

Time 10am-4pm

(Light lunch, refreshments, notes and a goodie bag included)

Please email terramadresouthafrica@gmail.com to book by Thursday 5 November 2015.

Space is limited. Payment will confirm booking.

Banking details for EFT: Terra Madre SA (PTY) Ltd, Bank: FNB, Account no: 62473027764,

Branch no: 261649, Cheque account. Email proof of payment to terramadresouthafrica@gmail.com.

Gillian 082 602 2882.

One day Permaculture workshop – Saturday 29 August 2015

One day basics Permaculture workshop

Join in a fun day where you will learn what is Permaculture;  how to make rich, organic soil; companion planting; organic pesticides and what to plant for your Spring food garden.

Bring a friend or your gardener and get

a 10% discount on both bookings.

1

Make compost in 18 days!

Buying compost and fertilizers can be expensive. Without which your plants wont grow well. Most

people think that making compost is time-consuming, labour intensive and takes months before you

can use your hard come by black gold. I will show you how you can make organic compost in just 18

days.

2

Make a worm farm

Learn how to make a quick and easy, cost-effective worm farm and how to look after your worms and

harvest worm tea and vermiculture.

3

Make soil using a no-dig bed/mulching method

Let us show you how to make soil the easy way – especially for areas where you have bad soil, a lot

of rock, or don’t have access to costly labour.

4

Companion planting, organic pesticides & what to plant now for your winter food

garden

Certain plants are beneficial to each other while others act as pest deterrents. Learn how to group your

plants for best crop results and how to make organic pesticide. Also, find out what you can grow now

for your winter food garden.

When: Saturday 29 August 2015

Cost: R450

Where: Karoo Square, Cnr Lynnwood & Albeth Streets, The Willows

Time 10am-4pm

(Light lunch, refreshments, notes and a goodie bag included)

Please email terramadresa@gmail.com to book by Thursday 27 August.

Space is limited to 10 people.

Payment will confirm booking.

Banking details for EFT: Terra Madre SA (PTY) Ltd, Bank: FNB, Account no: 62473027764,

Branch no: 261649, Cheque account. Email proof of payment to terramadresa@gmail.com.

Gillian 082 602 2882.

 

What is permaculture?

Permaculture (the word, coined by Bill Mollison, is a portmanteau of permanent agriculture and permanent culture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.

Permaculture design is a system of assembling conceptual, material, and strategic components in a pattern which functions to benefit life in all its forms.

The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yield of them; and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.