‘If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. ‘ – Mother Theresa
As a community of Earthkeepers, we recognize the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things in nature.
One thing you can do in your faith community, that will help you live more sustainably and provide for your family or faith community, is grow your own food garden.
SAFCEI will be hosting a webinar series that will take you through the process of starting your own food garden within your faith communities.
Our presenter will be, John Nzira, from UKUVUNA Urban Farming, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in South Africa, which focuses on practical skills in nutrition, permaculture and low external input agricultural methods for the development of sustainable livelihoods in urban, peri-urban and rural areas.
More information provided below.
22 September 2020
Workshop 1: Plant nursery establishment and plant propagation (vegetative and non-vegetative) How to start a plant nursery.
29 September 2020
Workshop 2: Soil management (soil anaylsis, soil health, soil conservation, soil improvement, how to prepare soil for growing crops).
6 October 2020
Workshop 3: Soil management: Biofertilisers (how to make compost, liquid manure, vermiculture, growing green manure cover crops , etc)
13 October 2020
Workshop 4: Water management & irrigation (water harvesting, grey water treatment, drip irrigation, ground cover, How to harvest and conseve water for crops.)
20 October 2020
Workshop 5: Plant selection (Dryland cropping, vegetable & herb production) how to plant crops (vegetables, summers crops, herbs).
27 October 2020
Workshop 6: Traditional heirloom seed production, seed saving and storage (how to create seed bank)
3 November 2020
Workshop 7: Pest and disease management (natural & biological control, companion planting, predator encouragement, etc.) How to control pests and diseases.
10 November 2020
Workshop 8: How to establishing an Orchard
13 November 2020
Workshop 9: How to maintain your garden