Learn how to start a market garden from scratch, and take bare ground to thriving, intensive vegetable production in one season. Suitable for those keen to grow enough great vegetables to feed their surrounding community, in urban or rural areas.
This jam-packed 2 day course will teach you how you can establish a small, effective and profitable market garden using organic techniques and permaculture principles, just like we've done at Milkwood Farm. Course covers:
This course covers the nuts and bolts of starting up a small market garden operation, from tools, seeds and planning through to what to expect from harvests in your first year.
Using the Milkwood Market Garden as our training ground, students will get a chance to learn how to plan their garden layout, make beds, plant a variety of crops, plan what goes where, strategise for integrated pest management and prepare for a bumper harvest.
Leading you through this 2 days of knowledge will be Michael Hewins, Milkwood Farm's market gardener. Michael has been a full-time market gardener for a number of years in northern NSW and has now taken on the challenge of Milkwood Farm's vegetable production.
In true Milkwood style we will feed you with delicious early spring produce from our organic market garden during the course and you will leave with a bunch of samples and seeds to take home.
So if you're passionately curious about how to start an organic market garden, either in a rural or urban context, please join us! We are excited to offer this opportunity to learn from experienced farmers who know how to grow good food well, in a way that both creates a right livelihood and heals the land...
Michael Hewins is an organic market gardener with a background in permaculture, organic agriculture and horticulture and has a wide knowledge of how to grow high quality, healthy food. He's run his own Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme in the northern rivers of NSW and has a great working knowledge of organic vegetable growing in both temperate and subtropical environments.
Michael is in charge of Milkwood Farm's market garden production and education.
Book your place below with your credit card for this masterclass, or contact us if you'd prefer to pay by phone, cheque or direct deposit.
You will also receive a copy of Allsun's very comprehensive Growing Organic Vegetables CD ROM as part of your course, in addition to extensive notes and take-home resources.
Your course fee includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day of your course. For a small additional fee you can camp at Milkwood Farm for the duration of your course, and this option includes breakfast and dinner each night. See our Staying at Milkwood page for full info on accommodation and facilities.
Once you've booked into this course, we will contact you via email regarding your booking, what to bring along with you, and any further info you might need or request regarding this course.
This PDC will be held at the Sandy Bay campus of the University of Tasmania in a large, comfortable workshop space that opens onto a kitchen garden, with the vibrant Source community garden 10 minutes walk away through the same campus.
Hobart is serviced by bus, train and plane from the Australian mainland
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