Accommodation

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Accommodation

Buffelshoek Farm Cottage The Buffelshoek Farm Cottage is a lovely self-catering, pet-friendly cottage situated on a working certified organic olive and chilli farm close to the cute, rustic village of Van Wyksdorp. The cottage is only an hour and twenty minutes’ drive from Oudtshoorn and an hour and a half from Mossel Bay, making it an ideal stopover location for those on their way to the KKK festival in Oudtshoorn or those travelling to and from the Garden Route and Southern Read More


Organic Compost Making

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Organic Compost Making

COMPOST: THE BENEFITS OF USING  AND MAKING IT by Liz Eglington   1          WHAT IS COMPOST AND WHY DO WE NEED IT? A soil or leaf analysis will accurately show what nutrients are missing from your soil. Compost is a sustainable, natural and long term way of adding these nutrients, as well as carbon and humus. Compost also acts as a mulch which assists with soil water retention and provides a habitat for a myriad of beneficial life forms from earthworms to bacteria. Quote from Read More


Organic Farming

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Organic Farming Methods

"An organic farm, properly speaking, is not one that uses certain methods and substances and avoids others; it is a farm whose structure is formed in imitation of the structure of a natural system that has the integrity, the independence and the benign dependence of an organism" —Wendell Berry, "The Gift of Good Land" Organic farming methods combine scientific knowledge of ecology and modern technology with traditional farming practices based on naturally occurring biological processes. Read More


Organic Pest Management and Control

Sustainable Living

Training and Development Workshops

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Organic Farming Methods

"An organic farm, properly speaking, is not one that uses certain methods and substances and avoids others; it is a farm whose structure is formed in imitation of the structure of a natural system that has the integrity, the independence and the benign dependence of an organism" —Wendell Berry, "The Gift of Good Land" Organic farming methods combine scientific knowledge of ecology and modern technology with traditional farming practices based on naturally occurring biological processes. Read More


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Organic Compost Making

COMPOST: THE BENEFITS OF USING  AND MAKING IT by Liz Eglington   1          WHAT IS COMPOST AND WHY DO WE NEED IT? A soil or leaf analysis will accurately show what nutrients are missing from your soil. Compost is a sustainable, natural and long term way of adding these nutrients, as well as carbon and humus. Compost also acts as a mulch which assists with soil water retention and provides a habitat for a myriad of beneficial life forms from earthworms to bacteria. Quote from Read More