We recommend you read the following books prior to class, in order to hit the ground running...
About the teachers:
Joyce Wilkie and Michael Plane are passionate about growing vegetables, pastured poultry and creating and supporting fantastic small farms.
They run Allsun Farm and 'Gundaroo Tiller', an innovative tool and equipment company for microfarming. Following early careers in earth sciences and education, they have farmed for over 30 years near now farm at Gundaroo, NSW. As they get older they are concentrating their efforts on growing more growers - http://www.growingthegrowers.com.
Booking your place:
Book your place below with your credit card, or contact us if you'd prefer to pay by phone, cheque or direct deposit.
As part of our Fair Share policy, we provide pensioner and unwaged discounts where needed. Please get in touch for more information.
Included in your course fee:
Your course fee includes extensive student notes and resources, including a copy of Allsun's very comprehensive Growing Organic Vegetables CD ROM.
Your course fee includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day of your course.
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.
Allsun Farm is a thriving 'garden farm' near Gundaroo in Southern NSW specializing in organically grown vegetables of a boggling variety, eggs and pastured meat. It is home to Joyce Wilkie and Michael Plane, two master market gardeners who also run the Gundaroo Tiller, a market garden tool supply company supplying small-scale farmers with quality tools.
Joyce and Michael are pioneers in their capacity and commitment to 'growing the growers' - helping inspire and train the next generation of market gardeners and farmers to create stable, diverse and organic foodsheds across Australia and beyond.
Gundaroo is located 3 hours drive south-west of Sydney and 30 minutes drive north of Canberra. You can navigate to Gundaroo via the below map. Directions to Allsun Farm (7 minutes drive from Gundaroo) will be sent to students after booking.
Accommodation in Gundaroo: Camping is available in the Gundaroo Park for a small fee. There is a toilet and shower block with hot water and barbeque facilities, with walking distance to three eateries and a general store. More info on the metropolis of Gundaroo here.
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Prior to attending your course, you might like to take a look at our ever-expanding reading list,a bunch of recommended and practical texts on Permaculture, sustainable agriculture and community resilience.
None of these texts are pre-requisite for our courses, we just like to
be able to provide suggestions on background reading, in case you're
champing at the bit to get going.