Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends

In these turbulent times we find ourselves in why not treat yourself to an all-inclusive winelands getaway, where your weekend has been meticulously planned for you from check in to check out. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a dream, but this can be your reality. Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends hold the promise of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence. Your all-encompassing weekend includes all that Franschhoek is known for – from luxurious accommodation, award-winning wines, gourmet cuisine and bespoke experiences. […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 & […]

Garden Day – Celebrate Your Green Space

While the past year may have brought many challenges, there has certainly been a lot of good too as conscious living and connecting with nature has come to the fore. An area that has seen enormous growth around the world is that of gardening, as people have spent more time at home, rediscovering joy in their green spaces. This gives us the perfect reason to wear a flower crown and make Garden Day, which takes place on Sunday 17th October, […]

Plant Powered Show

The Plant Powered Show proudly returns in October following its hugely successful online debut last year. It is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from October 29 to 31, 2021, and will incorporate a three-day live event as well as a virtual component, which will allow visitors from other provinces and around the globe to attend online. The show has been moved from a previously scheduled May date to October due to the ongoing pandemic […]