Rawsonville House is a guest house in the village of Rawsonville that is located between Worcester and Paarl. It has an average sized backyard. Courses offered here focus on the backyard to small-holding sized system.

The system at Rawsonville House is a good example of a backgarden in conversion. The current owners are permaculturally minded and hoping to supply most of their own food needs as well as the bulk of their B&B’s breakfasts from the garden in the near future. The soil profile is sand as Rawsonville lies in a river bed.

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

Cost:  R1200 inclusive of course fees and two lunches (Saturday and Sunday).

Accommodation is available on the site where the courses are offered. Book early as the course weekends are all in high season for weddings. Contact Rawsonville House directly for accommodation reservations by clicking here.

Course dates: 

25 to 27 May 2018


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 books / 8gb memory stick

To register click here

“If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. “
Anonymous • Quote of the Day
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
Anonymous • Quote of the Day