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Ex­perts and con­sul­tants of Baby­lon­storen near Paarl will be of­fer­ing sev­eral oneday work­shops on the farm over the next few months. They run from 10:00 to 16:00 and cost R550 per per­son – which in­cludes lunch at the Green­house. Email reser­va­tions@baby­lon­storen. com to book or find out more at


8 June 2016 Gun­dula Deutsch­lander (see page 85) of the gar­den­ing team shares her an­tique and mod­ern herbal knowhow and teaches you how to make kom­bucha (a fer­mented tea) full of pro­bi­otics.

15 June 2016 Spend the day with suc­cu­lent ex­pert Ernst van Jaarsveld, au­thor of Tree Aloes of Africa.

20 July 2016 Kotie van Ton­der and Dan­ica Re­soort will show you how to grow and use shi­itake and oys­ter mush­rooms. 27 July 2016 Learn to iden­tify in­dige­nous veld plants and how to live more sus­tain­ably with botanist Ernst van Jaarsveld. 3 and 17 Au­gust 2016 Prun­ing mas­ter An­ton Roux (whom we fea­tured in Plat­te­land #7 last year) shows you a few ba­sic tech­niques to prune and es­palier fruit trees.

14 Septem­ber 2016 Heinie Hey­den­rych, a spe­cial­ist and mem­ber of the Cape Clivia Club, of­fers a prac­ti­cal work­shop, and you get to ex­pe­ri­ence the clivias in bloom on the farm too.

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