GREAT WORKSHOP OFFERINGS AT BABYLONSTOREN THIS MARCH!

Pumpkin Fun day 

1 & 2 March from 10:00 – 15:00

As we’ll be working with sharp objects, children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum two children, 5 to 12 years old, per adult.

Join your own kids for some pumpkin fun! With a hop, skip and jump we’ll go over the enormous Atlantic Giant pumpkin into the Snail, covered with climbing calabashes and gourds, for an exciting treasure hunt. As we walk through the belly of the Puff Adder, children of all ages will learn about the different varieties of pumpkin: Turk’s turban, flat white boerpampoen, deep orange Cinderella, delicious golden hubbard squash, speckled swan, best-to-eat muscat and, of course, Halloween.  With the help of their parents, children will cut, scoop, hammer and hug their pumpkins into shape until sunset. As we’ll be working with sharp objects, children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum two children per adult.

After all the hard work, it’s time to light the candle inside the pumpkin and enjoy pumpkin treats from the Greenhouse.

Please meet us at the Farm Shop.

R700 Book online at https://www.babylonstoren.com/workshops

Working with Meat

6 March from 10:00 – 15:00

Join us for a meat demonstration. Guests will look on while our butcher debones pork and then divides it into primary cuts – coppa, pancetta, loin and leg. We learn more about mixing spices and pickling pork for charcuterie. Jaco also shows us how to use beef silverside for making biltong, along with mixing biltong spices and pickling the meat before drying.

Join Jaco for a meat lovers’ lunch.

Please meet us at the Farm Shop.

R700 Book online at https://www.babylonstoren.com/workshops

 

Basic propagation

13 March from 10:00 – 15:00

No need for green fingers! In this workshop you’ll learn how to grow plants from seed or by vegetative means. Ernst van Jaarsveld will share his extensive knowledge of propagating various South African indigenous trees and shrubs, cycads, creepers, herbaceous perennials, bulbous plants, succulents and aquatics. Whilst walking through the beautiful garden we will look at the cycads, clivias, trees and the indigenous section, identifying the various propagation methods used at Babylonstoren. Join in on the illustrated talk and share your take on the best propagation methods. In the afternoon we get practical, propagating easy-to-grow indigenous plants from seed and cuttings to take home.

Lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price.

Please meet us at the Farm Shop.

R700 Book online at https://www.babylonstoren.com/workshops

 

Culinary herbs

20 March from 10:00 – 15:00

Our gardener Gundula will lead us around the garden, where we will be harvesting from the vast range of familiar as well as more unusual herbs. Back in the kitchen we’ll chat about the reasons for and value of the time-honoured pairing of herbs with the foods they are best suited to, as well as their health benefits. We also invite you to explore some unfamiliar flavours and help you gain confidence in using indigenous herbs.

Join us for an Italian-inspired lunch in the Bakery – included in the price. The wood-fired pizza main course is served straight from the oven, to be enjoyed to your heart’s content.

Please meet us at the Farm Shop.

R700 Book online at https://www.babylonstoren.com/workshops