10 Day - Reconnecting with Nature Course & Retreat

When we are free of the illusion that we are separate from nature, only then can we apply techniques such as Permaculture design, which we will exploring in this workshop, in a life enhancing way. 




20 Feb - 01 March 2020

The focus of the workshop is to help us reconnect with nature at a deep level. When we are free of the illusion that we are separate from nature, only then can we apply techniques such as Permaculture design, which we will be exploring in this workshop, in a life enhancing way.In this workshop Tim will be focusing on transmitting his deep love for nature.

About Tim

It was this love for nature that in 1980 drove Tim to seek ways of farming with nature rather than working against nature, the way industrial agriculture does. Shocked into action by the damage he saw being done to the soil by the use of agricultural chemicals, Tim spent the next twenty years establishing his farm Ikhwezi Lokusa into a highly advanced Permaculture system that has been an inspiration for people who have visited there from all over the world. Later another crisis of conscience drove Tim to focus on sharing Natural Farming with people in villages in the former Transkei and Ciskei. This crisis was also inspired by a love of nature. When Tim saw the environmental degradation occurring in the areas where he was working, he was driven to resign his job as a development co-ordinator, and form Earth Harmony Innovators. This work has seen the establishment of resilient and productive homesteads in a number of rural villages.

A participant on one of the Earth Harmony workshops said: “I see now that Natural Farming is not just another technology but a way of life”. And this is the essence of what this workshop will be about; creating a deep appreciation for nature and the way ecosystem processes work.

It is this appreciation that becomes the foundation for using tools like Permaculture Design, Holistic Management and green building in order to design landscapes around human settlements that are vibrant, healthy and self-regenerating.Tim believes that it is when our decisions are inspired by a love of nature and a desire to be in step with the powerfully regenerative processes of nature, then tools like Permaculture Design become powerful tools with which we can transform the face of the earth.

The course will be assisted by Shane – Earth Guardian at Terra-Khaya: Earth Home Project

Hogsback in general and Terra-Khaya (Earth Home Project) in particular is an ideal setting for us to fire up our love for this beautiful planet. We are hoping that the people who attend will leave with both a deep sense of connection with nature, as well as an understanding of how natural processes work. We hope you leave inspired and ready to live abundantly in a way that enhances all life around us.

These topics are the basket of tools we will present and use as we seek to work with nature in a regenerative way.

  • Life of the Soil
  • Mulching
  • Compost Making
  • Succession and Productivity
  • Communities of Plants (Guilds)
  • Permaculture Principles
  • Natural Farming
  • Organic Gardening Methods
  • Listening, Observing & Allowing the Land to tell you!
  • Design Principles
  • Water Cycle
  • Sun Energy
  • “Pests” and Protection
  • Tree Planting
  • Food Forests
  • Seedling Production
  • Herbs and Healing
  • Vetiver Grass
  • Sacred Eating
  • Living Fences
  • Eight Laws of Health
  • Local Exchange Trading System
  • Mycology
  • Water-harvesting & Keyline Principals
  • Living Off-Grid
  • Alien Invasive Clearing & land Rehabilitation

Respect – Reduce – Reuse – Repair – Reforest – Rethink – Revive – Recycle – Repurpose – Replant – Regenerate……

Morning Yoga or Meditation . Sunset at Hogsback’s Secret Waterfall . Guided Indigenous Forest & Grasslands  Walk

Course Costs, excluding accommodation

  • Inclusive of vegetarian breakfast, lunch & refreshments.
  • Excluding accommodation
  • 10 Day Course R3745.00 per person
  • Dinners at Terra-Khaya optional extra @ R85.00pp
  • Visit the Eco-Shrine

Course & 11 nights accommodation at Terra-Khaya

  • Inclusive of course fee, 3 vegetarian meals and refreshments
  • Double Room R6660.00 per person sharing
  • Dorm Beds R6165.00 per person
  • Camping R5230.00 per person
  • Private Room R8640.00 for 1 person only

Terra-Kulture Course: Additional Add On Module

We have found that many of the folk are left wanting more after our last 10 day courses and quite frankly just don't want to leave. So we decided to do a add on 5 day Terra-Kulture course, that will look deeper into a few things that we touched on in the 10 day course + a few other interesting things and topics :)

Details and Costs 

Things to do in HogsbackWalk the Labyrinth at the Edge and enjoy delicious coffee & cakeVisit Mirrors Photographic & Crystal Gallery – walk their LabyrinthFor bookings contact Shane at Terra-Khaya info@terrakhaya.co.zaorTim Wigley tim@keimouth.co.za