We run a number of courses and training programmes. Here’s a selection of recent courses
Basic Permaculture Course
Bi-monthly on Saturdays, 25 March till 24 June 2016.
The Basic Permaculture Course was jointly organised by a member of the local community and Rosendal Permaculture Centre. The course objective was to introduce participants of all ages to the basic principles of permaculture. The workshop was structured and presented in a simplified and interactive manner to facilitate the philosophy and practice of Permaculture and its Ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Surplus Share.
Participants received certificates at the end of the course and various small-scale planting initiatives have since been undertaken by some learners at their homes.
BANK SETA Immersion
This corporate engagement presented to BANKSETA nominees was a collaboration between the Henley Business School; Future Space Solutions and Sustainable Community Development. The immersion was held in various venues in Rosendal< Mautse and on Waaipoort Farm, home of Rosendal Permaculture Centre. The course outcomes covered an introduction to permaculture farming and true cost accounting, including the practise of `triple bottom line accounting’. Merits of the ‘triple bottom line’ approach were work-shopped to bring about an appreciation of the social impact, environmental impact as well as the economic profit margin examination of conscious business practices.
Food as a Catalyst for Change Immersion (2020)
Future Space Solutions in collaboration with Rosendal Permaculture Centre have embarked on an intense training programme with selected individuals from the Free State, Lesotho and Gauteng.
We have recognized that in order to effect change in our communities we need to change from the ground up.
We perceive that the most dire need is in providing wholesome, nutrient dense food to the nation, which can only happen through healthy soil from regenerative farming practices that focus on a healthy soil environment.
Food grown in such an environment will provide the necessary nutrition for healthy brains and bodies for our children to develop into the next generation of leaders that we so urgently need.
The participants in this programme were chosen for their prior commitment to the upliftment of their community and the potential future impact they will have with such a programme
Full Cost Accounting Workshop
Participants in 2017
This special workshop was conducted together with a member of the Henley Business School. Participants were given the opportunity to take an analytical investigatory look at the true costs of various farming practices. The main comparisons being between resource-based ethical farming practices and those that are focused purely on financial profit, looking at only direct costs while excluding environmental and social costs.
Quantum Agriculture Workshop
Hugh Lovell is the author of the books `A Biodynamic Farm` and `Quantum Agriculture.` Organised by Rosendal Permaculture Centre, Hugh Lovell conducted an introductory workshop on the system he has pioneered. The course introduced: