Kuruma is a farmstead in the Brandwacht valley just north of Worcester – about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. With courses hosted here, the focus is on larger systems incorporating swales, larger animals, and pasture/orchard elements.

Areas covered: Permaculture Design Principles including Zoning and Sectors; Compost Making and Soil Life; Sheet Mulching; Vermiculture; Chicken Tractors; Water Strategies and Irrigation including Swales; Planting different beds/areas; Nursery Work including Sowing, Transplanting, Soil Mixtures and propagating with cuttings;  Seed Saving and Storage; Pasture and Orchard management.

It is stressed that this is an introduction course that explores all the above-mentioned areas from a permaculture point of view. It is impossible to go into great depth with all the areas – instead, the course is designed to capture your interest, provide a solid base to start off from and tie you into a support network for the journey ahead.

 Soil type: Loamy clay soil

Cost:  R1300; The price includes course fees and two lunches (Saturday and Sunday).

Accommodation in the form of four self-catering cottages (Kuruma Farm Cottages) is available on the farm where the course is offered. Please contact Celeste for inquiries: celeste@kuruma.co.za / 079 504 9512

Course dates:

10 to 12 May 2019

Schedule: 

6 pm – 8.30 pm on Friday (incorporating bring-and-share meal)

7.30 am – 5 pm on Saturday

7.30 am – 2 pm on Sunday

What to bring:

Hat, sun cream, gardening gloves (optional), containers for plant materials, seeds you may have to share; favourite permaculture / homesteading / gardening book.

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