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

Ethically farmed free range lamb

ALDERSYDE FARM • TARKASTAD VELD REARED MUTTON • ORIGIN OF THE KAROO

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We welcome a new supplier to Terra Madre this week.

‘Reared and raised on the open veld and ethically processed. We live by our principles and take a hands on approach to every step of the process making sure you know where your meat comes from. Our story is one of 4 generations of sheep farmers who understand that the best meat comes from the happiest animals’

Please read the wonderful article by Debbie Logan, owner of Organic Emporium on Aldersyde Farm

Grow your own food

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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.

Grow your own Winter food garden

One day basics Permaculture workshop Sunday 29 May 2016

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 Winter 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 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.

5

The basics on growing a food forest.

 

When: Sunday 29 May 2016

Cost: R450

Where: Terra Madre, 21 Alexandra Street, Irene

Time 10am-3pm

(Bring your own lunchbox, refreshments and notes will be provided) Please email terramadresouthafrica@gmail.com to book by Thursday 26 2016.

Space is limited to 10 people for individual attention.

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.

Certified organic pomegranates

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We are a family run Organic Farm in the heart of Muldersdrift. Our names are Laiken and Jason Cullen. We are not your typical farmers. Laiken is a qualified school teacher, with a background in publication editing and Jason is a 3D animation director having done work for the TV commercial industry. Hence it is our backgrounds and drive for excellence that make us such unconventional farmers. Using our organisational and marketing skills, with a passion for learning, we started our boutique organic farm. After experiencing how difficult it was to obtain organically grown produce, and when we discovered the well documented health benefits of pomegranates, we decided to turn some fallow land into a farm, supplying the market not with just another fruit, but a Superfruit – organically grown Pomegranates.
We are Certified Organic by EcoCert with the European standard of Organic practices. We maintain the highest standards to ensure we receive our certificate on time, annually. Our soil, water and leaves are regularly tested and our soil organically fed to ensure our trees are well looked after and the fruit is of the highest quality – nourishing as nature intended.
We run our farm on biodynamic principles. We have chickens for pest control and manure, fish in our dam that enhances our water which in turn feeds our Pomegranate trees, a “bat hotel” for our local bats and last but not least we have 4 beehives just for our Pomegranate blossoms.
Consumers are becoming more aware of their health and eating correctly. There is a definite swing toward the organic market. Here At Ganico Boutique Farm we pride ourselves on being locally sustainable and farming on a small scale, which enables us to nurture the trees individually, supplying the best possible Organic Pomegranates.
See more about us at http://www.ganico.co

 

Learn how to grow your own food

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/Autumn 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.

You will also get an opportunity to see a real Aquaponics Farm. With temperatures rising and the current drought situation, this is definitely something worth considering for your garden.

When: Sunday 6 March 2016

Cost: R450

Where: Karoo Square, cnr Albeth & Lynnwood rd, The Willows

Time 10am-4pm

(Light organic lunch, refreshments, notes and a present included) Please email terramadresouthafrica@gmail.com to book by Friday 4 March 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.

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.

 

Organic Seeds

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Organic Seeds is a local, Pretoria based company that sources and sells Heirloom, Organic and Open Pollinated Vegetable & Fruit Seed; Organic Garden Soil amendments as well as a variety of other Organic garden products.

They are a small, family owned, independant, heirloom seed business. All seed products are grown/produced organically, some are ‘Certified Organic’ and some are not certified but all are untreated and non-GMO (read more about their seeds here). They believe in only promoting and selling sustainable garden practices and products and they also use and test all of the products that they sell.

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.