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“Our dream was to develop a small scale organic farm using permaculture design principles. That would not only provide a healthy lifestyle and income for our family, but also become an inspirational education center where people could come and learn about permaculture and organic gardening / farming techniques. We also dreamed that our community would have easy access to organic health foods and products “


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Welcome to Dovehouse Organics

Paul and Shereen Duncan moved onto the Dovehouse Family farm in 2000 where they began farming vegetables naturally. Paul partnered with Mary Mlambo (who by the way produces some of THE most delicious salad veggies) and a team of local small scale organic farmers. Together they focus on Permaculture.

Permaculture or “Permanent Culture”  is an energy-efficient and ecologically sound, land use design framework, that uses conscious design to develop agriculturally productive ecosystems which link natural ecosystems to the built environment around us. In other words, Permaculture is a natural way of living and farming in harmony with nature. By working with nature instead of against we create a healthy sustainable ecology for future generations.

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Shereen opened Dovehouse Organics Shop on the farm in 2004, which eventually moved to town and is now operating from 62 Main Street in Howick. The shop offers a variety of local, fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, breads, gluten free treats, whole foods, health shop supplements, personal hygiene products and eco-friendly household products that consider the environment, people, insects and animals.

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Dovehouse Farm Kitchen has 12 years of experience in providing delicious, homemade biscuits, cakes, soups,  broth, bakes and a variety of delicious frozen meals. Also available in the shop.

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“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex,the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”


Bill Mollison

The lawn has become the curse of modern town landscapes as sugar cane is the curse of the lowland coastal tropics, and cattle the curse of the semi-arid and arid rangelands.


– Bill Mollison

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– Victor Novak, Califor Agro Ltd.

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– Victor Novak, Califor Agro Ltd.

Latest from the Blog

Organic Kitchen Garden Workshop November 2012

From: Wendy Briscoe Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 4:06 PM The kitchen garden workshop was FANTASTIC. Really worthwhile and so informative. I am now very inspired to super-size my veg garden and watch my veg grow!!!! Please thank Paul and tell him that I really...

Organic Kitchen Garden Workshop September 2012

From: Liz Gow RE: Organic Kitchen Garden Workshop at Dovehouse. Sat 08 Sep 12 Hello Dovehouse and Paul Thanks so much for the very helpful workshop yesterday morning, and for having given so generously of your time. Good Work! Liz

Organic Kitchen Garden Workshop

Sent: Monday, September 10, 2012 7:40 PM Subject: Organic Kitchen Garden Workshop Hello Paul I wanted to thank you for the interesting and inspiring workshop on Saturday. I really enjoyed it and benefited greatly. I hope it all translates into a wonderful kitchen...

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Shop Opening Times

We are currently retailing at 62 Main Street. Fresh produce and fresh bakes are delivered around 11 am daily.

Opening times: Weekdays 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 8am to 12.30pm

Closed Sunday and public holidays.

Office Hours: 8am – 4pm weekdays. Closed weekends and public holidays.


The farm is set up as a training venue for Permaculture, organic gardening, health and wellness related workshops. Due to busy schedules, we now outsource training on request. Please contact us via email if you require training,  Permaculture consultations & or implementation.

Shereen Duncan: 082 868 4517 (Shop)
Paul Duncan: 084 292 4354 (Farm)