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...
Some resources to get you thinking
About the teacher:
Booking your place:
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.
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:
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.
Milkwood is a small organic family farm near Mudgee in Central Western NSW. A Permaculture Demonstration Farm currently under development, Milkwood features extensive permaculture earthworks and water-harvesting features, our amazing passive-solar cottage, food-forests in the making, seedball production and many other examples of sustainable and regenerative best-practice for farming and living.
Our courses are held in our family's woolshed with beautiful views of Campbells Creek Valley and our organic farm cooking is such that students often joke about moving in permanently.
For this course, we offer the choice of BYO camping at Milkwood Farm for $40 per person per night. This fee includes a scrumptious organic farm-cooked dinner around the campfire, use of our student facilities, and breakfast the next morning.
- Stay at Bushlands Holiday Park in Windeyer, 15 minutes up the road. Bushlands has a range of cabin and camping options, and the Windeyer Pub, located right next door, does counter meals some nights of the week.
- BaMack Homestead B&B is 20 minutes up the road from Milkwood Farm. They have special rates for Milkwood students, so mention us when you book: 02 6373 8312.
- Stay further afield in Mudgee, which has a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Mudgee Tourism Website.
Mudgee is an easy 4 hours by car or 40 minutes by air from Sydney, and is serviced by Countrylink Rail and Mudgee Airport. See our Getting to Milkwood page for a map and full details on getting here by plane, train or automobile.
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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.