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Wholesome farm produce, workshops, healing modalities and social interchange

Organic dairy

Our cows are pasture-fed and free-roaming in large, fenced meadows. They are milked once a day, usually at sunrise, giving us raw, organic milk and cream, from which we produce feta, butter and labneh (a soft probiotic yoghurt cheese). In line with bio-dynamic principles, our cows are not dehorned.

Grass-fed lamb & wool

We have a medium-sized flock of pasture-fed sheep, who lamb outdoors and rear their young with minimal human interference. They are shorn once a year. The lambs and lactating ewes are separated from the rest of the flock and housed under-roof at night, until the male lambs have undergone rubber-ring castration.

Free-range eggs

Our hens and cocks run free, ensuring that their diet contains a balanced mixture of plant and insect matter. Their free-range presence on the farm ensures that fly populations are controlled, as they are able to access the fly maggots and larvae. In addition, we feed them organic sprouts, dairy waste and kitchen scraps. They are housed under-roof at night, to protect them from predators.

Organic veggies

We grow organic, seasonal vegetables, herbs, olives and sprouts and are currently adding more gardens.
We are also developing food forests, consisting of fruit and nut trees and medicinal plants.
We grow and harvest our own waterblommetjies (edible water lilies), a local delicacy.

Natural honey

Our hives are harvested once a year, with minimal interference. Our bees forage on waterblommetjies, fynbos, bluegums, vineyards and orchards. The harvesting is contracted out , with the beekeeper providing sufficient honey for live-in Afrikara members and volunteers, and the remainder constituting his payment. In this way, we offer the bees protection and sustainability, as well as interfacing with the community.

Education & art

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
We host Waldorf-themed camps for children and young adults, that encourage learning through participation in authentic farm activities, as well as art, poetry and movement workshops, to ensure a rich program that engages all aspects of a child’s being: the hands, the heart, and the mind.

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Fresh Produce

Medicinal plants/herbs

CULLINARY Herbs

Art & education

Consultancy Service

Poetry writing workshops

Dreamcatcher Workshops

Mantra Art Workshops

Other Services

Body alignment

Tarot-I-Ching Readings

Poetry writing workshops

Shirley's work has been published in several literary journals and anthologies and she recently received the third prize in the 2017 Dalro Poetry Awards.  She has been running poetry writing workshops in the Eastern Cape and Johannesburg since 2016. The workshops usually run over six weeks, with participants meeting once a week for two hours. She hopes to run weekend poetry retreats at Hoekiesdam and other venues in the Western Cape, and also to continue offering six-week workshops to anyone who may be interested in learning to write poetry or improve their writing skills. 

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Wooden toys

Hennie will be moving to Hoekiesdam in April 2019. 

Once there, he will be upgrading the workshop and converting part of it into a woodwork shop, where he will be manufacturing wooden developmental toys and domestic accessories for sale under the Afrikara umbrella.  Once the workshop is fully functional, he aims to offer training in woodwork.

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Tarot-I-Ching

Both the Tarot and I-Ching can successfully be used as tools to encourage and empower people to take right action and make right decisions for their lives, by highlighting possibilities and concerns and bringing ideas and suggestions into play that may otherwise not have been considered.  Shirley has successfully been reading the Tarot for herself, and for friends and family, for many years.  More recently, she was introduced to the I-Ching, and has found combination Tarot-I-Ching readings to be incredibly helpful and insightful, to the extent that long-standing clients have urged her to start doing readings professionally.

For prices and more information, please WhatsApp Shirley on 082 928 8671.  

Body Alignment

Using the chakras and minor chakras as gateways, Body Alignment seeks to address energetic imbalances on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.  It works at the root cause of issues, with the permission and guidance of the client's Higher Self.  The facilitator, or practitioner, locates specific body points to access the energy fields of systems and organs in the body, linking to and releasing, energy blockages in the physical and supersensible bodies. 

Shirley is a qualified Body Alignment practitioner and can be WhatsApped on 082 928 8671 for more information and/or to book an appointment. 

Medicinal Plants/Herbs

We grow a large variety of medicinal plants and herbs, like Artemisia afra (African wormwood or mugwort), lion's tail (lion's ear/wild dagga), thistles, and many more. 

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Herbs

We grow a limited range of perennial and seasonal herbs for teas and culinary purposes.  Please contact us if you would like us to cultivate herbs for you. 

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Salad Packs

We supply mixtures of assorted young lettuce leaves, herbs, edible flowers and other greens for good-looking salads.

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Consultancy

Aletta is always happy to share her knowledge and experience of biodynamic farming practices. However, if you would like her to visit your farm for an assessment or should you require more hands-on involvement, feel free to contact her to discuss her fees. Contact Afrikara

 

Dreamcatcher Workshop

Contact Thierry to organise a dreamcatcher retreat or workshop, or to order a personalised dreamcatcher.

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Mantra Art Workshops

Contact Thierry to organise a Mantra Art workshop or retreat at Hoekiesdam, or a venue of your choice. Mantra Art is a whole-art form practised by many Kung-Fu practitioners and can effectively be used as a team-building or personal-development tool.

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