Do a course
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.