Boschendal Workshops, fun stuff for Winter….

Boschendal Manor House, centre for the Boschendal Workshops

Boschendal Farm always offers exciting winter day Boschendal Workshops and those coming up are:

The Food Growing Workshop Phase 1

When: 30 June 2018
Time: 9:00-16:00
Venue: The Werf Food Garden just behind the Werf Restaurant
Price: R995 per person

The Werf Food Garden at Boschendal

Learn the basics of how to start a home food garden with Megan McCarthy, Agro-ecologist and Manager of the Werf Food Garden.

Megan will share her knowledge of organic food production and permaculture in an urban environment. The workshop will cover the following areas; seedling production, how to start and manage a worm farm, using chickens in your garden, companion planting, beneficial soil microbes and how they form an integral part of soil and plant health.

You will receive a seedling starter kit, companion plants, beneficial microbes and a light lunch. Vegetarian options available – please inform our reservation team when booking.

Bring: Comfortable waterproof shoes, Hat, Sunblock, Water, Pen and Notebook
A container for your new worm family
A plastic sheet to protect your car boot
For bookings please contact +27 (0) 21 870 4274 or reservations@boschendal.co.za

For more information – http://www.boschendal.com/events/view/food-growing-workshop-phase-i#.Wwv0KlOFNTY

Compost Windrows on a large scale

The Compost Workshop

When: 4 August 2018
Time: 9:00-16:00
Venue: The Werf Food Garden
Price: R995 per person

Learn all about compost making and the fundamentals of soil organisms with Megan McCarthy, Agro-ecologist and manager of the Werf Food Garden and Wendy Crawford, regenerative mixed farming practitioner.

Megan and Wendy will share their practical experience in organic food production from a healthy soil perspective. They will be sharing tips on compost making and stimulating and re-introducing beneficial soil microbes into your garden.

You will receive companion plants, beneficial microbes and a light lunch. Vegetarian options available – please inform our reservation team when booking.

Bring:
Gloves, Comfortable waterproof shoes, Hat, Sunblock, Water, Pen and Notebook
A box to transport plants back home

For bookings please contact +27 (0) 21 870 4274 or reservations@boschendal.co.za

For more information – http://www.boschendal.com/events/view/compost-and-bmo-workshop#.Wwv0LFOFNTY

Megan McCarthy in her favourite place

The Food Growing Workshop Phase 2

When: 1 September
Time: 9:00-16:00
Venue: The Werf Food Garden
Price: R995 per person

Learn all about basic horticulture with Megan McCarthy, Agro-ecologist and Manager of the Werf Food Garden.

Megan will share her practical experience in organic food production from a horticultural perspective, how to make your own cuttings and some other propagation skills.

You will receive a cutting starter kit, mother stock, beneficial microbes and a light lunch. Vegetarian options available – please inform our reservation team when booking.

Bring:
Sharp Secateurs, Comfortable waterproof shoes, Hat, Sunblock, Water, Pen and Notebook
A container to transport your worm family home
A box for your companion plants

For bookings please contact +27 (0) 21 870 4274 or reservations@boschendal.co.za

For more information – http://www.boschendal.com/events/view/food-growing-workshop-phase-ii#.Wwv36FOFNTY

Then there is a weekend affair

Kimchi – the national dish of South Korea, fermented vegetables

The Fermentation Workshop

When: 10-12 August 2018
Time:  18:30 (10 Aug) – 12:00 (12 Aug)
Venue: The Retreat
Price: Day visitors: R1250 pp & Weekend visitors: R3896 pp sharing / R5896 pp single

Learn all about the basics of traditional fermentation techniques with Food Scientist, Claire Pauck. Claire will also be sharing the health benefits of fermented foods and how to include them in your daily diet.

The workshop will include your own starter cultures and recipes on lacto-fermented vegetables, Kombucha and fermented dairy.

Kombucha Culture developing

Day Workshop Visitor package R1250pp includes:
*(accommodation and meals excluded) 

– Part 1 Saturday
9:30 – 10:30: Harvesting session in Werf Food Garden
14:00 – 17:00: Session 1

– Part 2 Sunday
9:30 – 12:00: Session 2

 Full Weekend Package R3896 pp sharing / R5896 pp single includes:
–      Two-night farm stay
–      Harvesting in The Werf Food Garden
–      Fermentation workshops
–      Breakfast Saturday & Sunday (excluding beverages)
–      Saturday Dinner at The Werf Restaurant (excluding beverages)

For Bookings contact ++27 (0)87 057 4475 or accommodation@boschendal.co.za

For more information – http://www.boschendal.com/events/view/natural-fermentation-workshop#.Wwv0LlOFNTY

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