Saturday 19 February 2022

With the ongoing COVID epidemic garlic has become an important ingredient for boosting the immune system. In addition export of garlic into South Africa has been drastically reduced. As a result prices have skyrocketed. March/April is the time to plant garlic for harvest in October/November. Harvested garlic has an approximate 6 month shelf life if stored correctly.   

Join Mike and the Wickedfood Earth Farm & Country Cooking School team for a day workshop as they share the knowledge accumulated over the last 10 years while developing the food gardens along permaculture principles, and running a number of research projects on sustainability. They will take you through how to prepare the beds for sowing garlic, the best garlic and vegetables to grow for winter and when to plant.

Over the March/April are the best months to be planting garlic. Following the steps learned in this workshop will ensure that you have a bumper crop of your own organically grown garlic to take you through to next summer. You will also receive ± 100 garlic seeds of 4 of our best growing varieties, to the value of over R240.

The Wickedfood Earth Farm food gardens, are internationally recognized by Slow Food as an important educational garden. In recognition of the groundbreaking work that is being done on Wickedfood Earth Farm, Slow Food Johannesburg honoured Cilla and Mike with the 2015 Food Heroes Award for “development of rare breeds and education on sustainable food and farming.

Wickedfood Earth Farm & Country Cooking School is proud to be a member of Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance, South Africa. The Alliance is an international network of chefs who are committed to promoting small-scale, locally produced “good, clean and fair” foods, safeguarding agricultural biodiversity at risk of extinction and giving visibility and the proper value to their supplying producers.

Wickedfood Earth Farm garlic has become a highly sought-after product in South Africa, because of its high quality. We supply garlic direct to consumers through our on-line shop, and to leading organic and health shops, as well as supplying organic and heirloom garlic seed stock to growers.

We grow 6 different varieties of garlic commercially, all with their unique flavour profiles, from hot and very pungent, to sweet and mild. We are always on the lookout for different varieties of garlic, and have trialed a further 18 varieties of garlic.

Booking essential – R895pp for the workshop including garlic seeds, extensive notes and lunch (we are not licensed, but you are welcome to bring your own wine, beers or soft drinks).

When – Saturday 19 February from 9:30, workshop will start at 10am sharp.

WhareWickedfood Earth Farm, R560, Hekpoort, ±70km from Fourways and Pretoria.

AccommodationR750pp, minimum 2 people for up to 2 nights, including breakfast, excluding workshop (based on 2 people sharing a room, R500 single room supplement).

For more information, or to book:


Booking office – Cilla  076 236-2345 or;

Information and event planning – Mike 060 761 0885