Grow a sustainable food forest

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Saturday 18 February 10am to 4pm

The idea of forest gardens (food forests) was first articulated by Robert A. de J. Hart in his book “Forest Gardening” and subsequently became one of the key concepts in permaculture. A permaculture forest garden mimics the architecture and beneficial relationships of a natural plant/animal community that occurs in that climate. Food forests are not “natural”, but are designed and managed ecosystems that are very rich in biodiversity and productivity.

At our demonstration site, the food forests are designed to meet several goals that are universal, and that are specific to us:

to produce food for ourselves
to produce indigenous forage and serve as habitat for beneficial insects, pollinators, chickens, goats and birds
to create a wildlife habitat
to provide nourishment for our bodies through herbal teas and concoctions
to create beauty and sense of well being
to create shade and increase ambient humidity in hot dry climate of Johannesburg

to manage climate change via water wise gardening
to create a self sustaining food forest with its own microclimate

Where: 91/3 Northfolk Road, Carlsworld, A.H, Midrand

How much: R500 (we provide a light lunch a gift 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 food forest and your name

Learn how to do Hugelkultur

Hugelkultur are no-dig raised beds with a difference. They hold moisture, build fertility, maximise surface volume and are great spaces for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs. Instead of putting branches, leaves and grass clippings in bags by the curbside for the bin men… build a hugel bed. Simply mound logs, branches, leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, petroleum-free newspaper, manure, compost or whatever other biomass you have available, top with soil and plant your veggies and fruit trees
Cost R500
Included in the cost is a fruiting fruit tree, 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 Hugel and your name

Germinate and grow seeds

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Sunday 25 March 2018 (Knysna)

Sunday 29 April 2018 (Knysna)

Sunday 27 May 2018 (Knysna)

Sunday 1 July 2018 (Knysna)

Sunday 29 July 2018 (Knysna)

Sunday 26August (Pretoria)

Learn how to successfully germinate and grow your own organic food

  • How to germinate your own organic seeds
  • What is the difference between organic, heirloom and GMO seed
  • How to transplant your seedlings
  • How to prepare your beds
  • When to make and apply your own organic fertiliser and pesticide for your seedlings
  • Companion planting practical
  • Why mulching is so important
  • Planting a medicinal garden
    Cost R500
    Included in the cost is a packet of organic seeds, beverages,a light 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 seed and your name

Fermentation workshop

Sunday 2 July 10am to 3pm

 

Come and spend a fun day learning how to make your own kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut and kimchi

Health begins in the gut. Learn about your microbiome and why an organic diet is a necessity for health. Gain an understanding of the fermentation process making 3 examples (kefir, kombucha and Kimchi)

Fermentation: The benefits of fermented foods on your microbiome and immune system is substantial.

I will tell you all about it and demonstrate how to make some of them. You will also learn why its beneficial for you and when is it appropriate to consume.
Cost R400 (includes your own jar of Kimchi and kombucha and notes)

You can also purchase additional kombucha, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, Kefir grains and scoby’s on the day.

Where: 91/3 Northfolk Road, Carlswarld, A.H, Midrand

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 Fermentation and your name

Wellness Made Easy

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We are trying to get and stay healthy but it can seem overwhelming. There is so much different and often conflicting advice and information available. I really wish to assist you in taking charge of your health by making some informed choices.

What you will learn:

  • How to heal from the inside. If you suffer from cancer, IBS, auto immune disease, sinus, asthma, hives, allergies, weight, diabetes, inflammation, Chrones, Colitis, flatulence and bloating or a compromised immune system then this  workshop is for you.
  • Understand various symptoms and diseases and how to take back control of these.
  • Understand what is your Microbiome and how healing your gut can heal your life.
  • This talk includes a demonstration of our Wellness Made Easy programme. Please note you will only be able to join our wellness programme and reap the benefits once you have attended one of these monthly talks.

Space is limited to 20 people so please make sure you confirm asap.

Speakers: Specialised Kinesiologist Gillian O’Shea, Nutritional Therapist Elize Rehbock, and Colon Hydrotherapist Yvonne Mangoenyane.

Where: 91/3 Northfolk Road, Carlsworld, A.H, Midrand

When: 11am-1pm

How much: R50 for refreshments

Space is limited to 20 people so please make sure you confirm your booking asap terramadresouthafrica@gmail.com

about our Wellness Made Easy Programme

Testimonials

Kombucha good for the gut

KombuchaAccording to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Kombucha has effective anti-microbial properties against a number of harmful micro-organisms including salmonella, staphylococcus, H. pylori, E. coli etc. Kombucha tea has a nice refreshing taste similar to apple cider and has been  praised for supporting natural balance and vitality of the body for centuries.

Lactic acid, another key element found in Kombucha, acts as a probiotic, helping to maintain healthy microflora that is essential for a strong immune system. It is recommended after the use of antibiotics.

It is believed to help fight off harmful bacteria and pathogens by regulating the level of acidity in the digestive tract. Kombucha tea also contains live enzymes and is rich in antioxidants. Over the centuries Kombucha has been used as a folk remedy to increase vitality, improve digestion, relieve constipation, detoxify the liver, lose weight, reverse the aging process, thin the blood, control appetite, prevent and treat cancer, arthritis, asthma, acne, high blood pressure, bronchitis, candida, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue, depression, colds and flu, diarrhea, gout, kidney problems (including stones), psoriasis, rheumatism, menopause, hair loss, graying, and so much more!

You can buy Kombucha from Terra Madre SA at R18 for 250ml. You can drink from 150ml to 250ml a day to feel the benefits.

Kombucha is not a replacement for medication. Please consult your professional health care provider before using Kombucha.