BROADEN YOUR MIND AT BABYLONSTOREN

The incredible Babylonstoren has become renowned for their educational workshops and in May, guests can join experts to learn more about the art of fermentation, teas and tisanes, indigenous trees and natural pest control.

Their workshops tend to be small, with no more than 20 people per group. They’re also quite hands-on so you will get to try out the skills, technique or discipline that they’re learning about.

Fermentation secrets 08 May 2019, 10:00 – 15:00

  • R700 p.p.
  • Presented by fermentation guru Theresa Sabo
  • Please meet us at the Farm Shop

Become part of the fermentation revival – come sharpen up your fermentation skills and learn new tricks. The phenomenal health benefits of fermented fruit and vegetables have brought new life to the world of fermentation. Find out about all the secret ingredients while fermentation guru, Theresa Sabo, shares the history of this traditional method of preserving food. The principles of fermentation and the tools used across the globe for many centuries are key to getting it just right! With a combination of hands-on activities and demonstrations, you’ll get a step-by-step guide on how to prepare fruit and vegetables for fermentation.Join us for a fermentation-inspired lunch in the Bakery – included in the price.

https://www.babylonstoren.com/workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teas & tisanes 15 May 2019, 10:00 – 15:00

  • R700 p.p.
  • Presented by Gundula Deutschlander & Constance Stuurman
  • Please meet us at the Farm Shop

Join us for a relaxing day, sipping tea in our Healing Garden. Our gardener Constance demonstrates how to make her grandmother’s immune-boosting tea, a real classic in our valley. Let Gundula, the guardian of our Healing Garden, inspire you in concocting tantalising teas and tisanes to suit any taste, at any time and to ease a range of ailments. Enjoy a refreshing glass of herbal kombucha and leave with a cutting of your latest must-have herb.Indulge in a refreshing lunch in our Healing Garden – included in the price.

https://www.babylonstoren.com/workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indigenous trees 22 May 2019, 10:00 – 15:00

  • R700 p.p.
  • Presented by Ernst van Jaarsveld & the garden team
  • Please meet us at the Farm Shop

With over a thousand indigenous varieties, we celebrate the richness of South Africa’s trees. Come and spend the day with Ernst van Jaarsveld, looking at the diversity of trees in various Southern African environments such as the highveld, bushveld, subtropical coast, seafront Karoo, Namib and fynbos biome. Our trees vary from the African baobab with the widest girth of any tree in the world to the flat-topped acacia so typical of Africa.  Explore the cultivation of trees at Babylonstoren and engage in the conversation about their use in the garden, propagation methods from seed and cuttings, as well as pests and diseases.Lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price.

https://www.babylonstoren.com/workshops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural pest control 29 May 2019, 10:00 – 15:00

  • R700 p.p.
  • Presented by Ernst van Jaarsveld & Arné Stander
  • Please meet us at the Farm Shop

Throw out the pesticides! Make use of predatory birds, insects, spiders and other garden animals to restore the natural balance in your garden. This can be achieved by companion planting, installing owl and bat boxes, and also by creating a safe haven for reptiles and frogs. We will help you plan a well-balanced garden that encourages local indigenous animals, increases biodiversity and restores the natural order, thereby freeing you from using chemicals. You can also have a well-balanced, crystal-clear pond without being carried away by mosquitos.Lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price.

https://www.babylonstoren.com/workshops