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May 2019

Indigenous trees workshop

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

R700 p.p. 22 May 2019, 10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Ernst van Jaarsveld & the garden team Please meet us at the Farm Shop BOOK 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…

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Natural pest control workshop

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

R700 p.p. 29 May 2019, 10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Ernst van Jaarsveld & Arné Stander Please meet us at the Farm Shop BOOK 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…

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June 2019

Cycads – lovely living fossils workshop

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

R700 p.p. 05 June 2019, 10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Ernst van Jaarsveld & the garden team Please meet us at the Farm Shop BOOK Cycads are great waterwise subjects and, once established, very drought tolerant, with great architectural features. They are cone-bearing living fossils – great survivors from a period in the earth’s history when they were the dominant species. About 45 species grow wild in southern Africa, ranging in size from small and short to trees of about 10…

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Indigenous succulents for your garden workshop

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

R700 p.p. 12 June 2019, 10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Ernst van Jaarsveld & the garden team Please meet us at the Farm Shop BOOK With two-thirds of South Africa being semi-arid, gardening can be challenging and so we have a new obsession – succulents. Grow local species in your drought-tolerant garden and add to its architectural features some of the larger euphorbias and aloes. They vary from low ground covers to large shrubs and even trees of 10 metres…

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The magic world of mushrooms workshop

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

The magic world of mushrooms R700 p.p. 19 June 2019, 10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Kotie van Tonder & Garden team Please meet us at the Farm Shop BOOK Spend the day with experienced local grower Kotie van Tonder from Darling Gourmet Mushrooms to discover more about the magical world of mushrooms. Enter our mushroom room to harvest your own fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms for lunch. Kotie will share and demonstrate some of the tricks of cultivating beautiful oyster…

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Chickens at home workshop

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

R700 p.p. 26 June 2019, 10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Christo Botha Please meet us at the Farm Shop BOOK Interested in keeping a few free-range chickens but not sure about the pecking order? Experienced poultry farmer Christo Botha will share the practicalities of keeping chickens at home, be it for fresh eggs, chicken manure to boost your compost, snail control or as entertaining family pets. We will spend time in and around the historic fowl house and chicken pen…

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July 2019

Indigenous food plants workshop

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

R700 p.p. 03 July 2019, 10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Ernst van Jaarsveld & the garden team Please meet us at the Farm Shop   For thousands of years, the indigenous peoples of southern Africa survived in the veld. Throughout the seasons, they were skilled in recognising and using the various parts of wild plants – bulbs, shoots, flowers and fruit – as food. Botanist Ernst van Jaarsveld shares his wealth of experience of South Africa’s indigenous plants while we…

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African aloes workshop

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

R700 p.p. 10 July 2019, 10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Ernst van Jaarsveld & the garden team Please meet us at the Farm Shop Come and spend the day with Ernst van Jaarsveld, succulent expert and author of Tree Aloes of Africa. These are true African icons, brightening up our winters with their flashy, red candles. They range in size from grass aloes a few centimetres tall to the large tree aloe that can reach 20 metres in height. Walk through…

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Cheesemaking workshop

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Once on July 24, 2019
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

R700 p.p. 17 July 2019, 24 July 2019 ,10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Alta Eybers & Simone Rossouw Please meet us at the Farm Shop We’ll welcome you through the glass doors of our fully equipped Cheese Room. Come and learn from the main mouse on the farm, Alta Eybers, about ingredients, equipment and the process. Guests will observe while Alta demonstrates how Babylonstoren specialities such as ricotta, haloumi and fior di latte are made. But what is cheesemaking without…

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Cheesemaking workshop

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Once on July 24, 2019
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

R700 p.p. 17 July 2019, 24 July 2019 ,10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Alta Eybers & Simone Rossouw Please meet us at the Farm Shop We’ll welcome you through the glass doors of our fully equipped Cheese Room. Come and learn from the main mouse on the farm, Alta Eybers, about ingredients, equipment and the process. Guests will observe while Alta demonstrates how Babylonstoren specialities such as ricotta, haloumi and fior di latte are made. But what is cheesemaking without…

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Juice jamming workshop

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
babylonstoren Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

R700 p.p. 31 July 2019, 10:00 – 15:00 Presented by Debora van der Merwe Please meet us at the Farm Shop Our raw green, red and yellow juices have become a signature offering at Babel Restaurant and the Greenhouse. We recently started producing cold-pressed juices with a longer shelf life without compromising on nutritional value and taste. Join us on a journey of making cold-pressed juices. We use seasonal produce from our farm and surrounding areas to make 100% vegetable…

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