Spier Food Garden 2021 Winter Workshops

This winter, Spier Wine Farm is hosting a series of interactive Spier Food Garden workshops, designed to help you get started growing good food at home. Three Saturday workshops will be held once a month from August through October 2021.

Saturday, 7 August

Spier Food Garden Workshop – Making Compost Easy

Learn how to mimic nature’s way of building soil fertility – it’s easier than you think and so good for your garden. See exactly how to make and maintain compost heaps; understand carbon and nitrogen ratios, and find out how to brew fascinating micro-organism inoculants.

Date:              7 August, 2021

Time:               09:00 – 15:00

Venue:           Spier Food Garden, Spier Wine Farm, Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch

Cost:               R650 per person, including a light vegetarian lunch

What to wear & bring:

Comfortable waterproof shoes

Hat

Sunblock

For more information or to make a booking, please visit https://www.spier.co.za/events/spier-food-garden-workshop-making-compost-easy

Saturday, 4 September

Spier Food Garden Workshop – Grow Your Own

You will learn about various sustainable agricultural methods that will empower you to start your own food garden at home. The topics will include an introduction to Permaculture, understanding the role of soil minerals in plant growth, companion planting, beneficial insects and animals in the system, planting seasons and seedling culture.

Date:              4 September, 2021    

Time:               09:00 – 15:00

Venue:           Spier Food Garden, Spier Wine Farm, Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch

Cost:               R850 per person, including a light vegetarian lunch

What to wear & bring:

Comfortable waterproof shoes

Hat

Sunblock

Sharp, clean secateurs

For more information or to make your booking, please visit https://www.spier.co.za/events/spier-food-garden-workshop-grow-your-own

Saturday, 2 October

Spier Food Garden Workshop – Your Own Home Nursery

Learn how to sustain your food garden over the long term by propagating plants yourself. This enables a deeper level of engagement and enjoyment in your food garden.  Understand plant propagation 101, collecting plant materials and timings.  Get hands-on experience in making and maintaining plant cuttings and an introduction to grafting.

Date:              2 October, 2021        

Time:               09:00 – 15:00

Venue:           Spier Food Garden, Spier Wine Farm, Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch Cost:                 R650 per person, including a light vegetarian lunch

What to wear & bring:

Comfortable waterproof shoes

Hat

Sunblock

Sharp, clean secateurs

For more information or to make your booking, please visit

https://www.spier.co.za/events/spier-food-garden-workshop-home-nursery

By choosing Spier, you are supporting Spier’s Growing for Good learning initiatives that empower communities to create positive social and environmental change.

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