Franschhoek Hospitality Academy’s visit to Mason Farming

The new students of 2020 descended upon Mason Farming on Thursday 16 January with great enthusiasm, ready to roll up their sleeves and work the land.

It only took them minutes to realise that it looked easier than expected. Firstly, it was a very hot, dry, windy day. Secondly, they only had a few hours to spend with us but had many processes to learn. 

They were exposed to compost-making, transplanting, weeding and collecting organic waste.

A person riding on the back of a truck driving down a dirt road

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A group of people walking down a dirt road

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Dene guiding the students with the transplanting of the seedlings.

Weeding.

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Steve explaining the importance of transplanting correctly.

A group of people on a dirt road

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More weeding…. 

A group of people traveling down a dirt road

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Danie leading the team. Making compost is hard work.

A group of people standing on top of a dirt field

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A group of people that are standing in the dirt

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Many hands make light work.