Building the bridge back to in-season + local food systems.
Roebuck Farm is a sustainable & profitable small scale working farm offering the highest quality education, consul & expertise for customers from NZ & across the world, who are interested in sustainable food production on limited land space & often with limited resources. We encourage & teach the principles of independence & self-sufficiency through highly interactive on-farm activities based around our agrarian & market garden production.
Independence - Expertise - Sustainability
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Upcoming Workshops at Roebuck Farm
"A true example of regenerative agriculture" Curtis Stone, The Urban Farmer, Canada
All workshops are fully catered with local + organic produce to keep you sustained for hands-on,
intensive days in the garden + on the farm.
Upcoming Workshops off-farm
Bio-intensive Growing with Jodi Roebuck at Kul Kul Farm in Bali
19-21 July 2019
Learn how to grow more food in less space with the Bio-Intensive Growing method. Whether you are a beginner gardener wanting to kick-start in serious organic food production or you are an experienced food grower wanting to incorporate the bio-intensive approach into your existing gardening techniques, this workshop is for you. While presented in language a beginner can understand, Jodi Roebuck will deliver content on a level and calibre that even seasoned experts will find this a refreshing professional development opportunity.
Maria and Orin together have established the permaculture Kul Kul Farm at Green School, Bali. They are passionate about food grown well, community and sharing practical skills to design, build, grow, make and create with nature in mind.
A most beautiful place, full of most beautiful people.The Kul Kul Farm is a 2 minute walk from the Green School in Bali.
Market Gardening Masterclass
In the Media
Outstanding Food Producer Awards Leaves + Shoots Mix went Gold!
These awards celebrating Kiwis who harvest, grow and make food and drinks – were first held in 2017. Over two years of the awards a team of specialist judges have assessed almost 350 products, awarding 130 products with an Outstanding NZ Food Producer Award which allows the products to wear a medal sticker as an independent endorsement of its quality.
We were delighted to learn that they love our Leaves + Shoots as much as we do. Leaves + Shoots available @egmontseafoods, @vetrotaranaki, @tlcmeats + @hokoloko
Outstanding Sustainability Award
Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.
"They are bringing innovative practices and know-how, focusing on soil health and importantly, sharing knowledge with hundreds of people around New Zealand and the world that visit. Roebuck Farm is not only producing high quality food, they are producing knowledge and transferring it, which has far wider implications for the sustainability of our food system.”
Emily King , SPIRA, NZ
Head judge for Sustainability Award
Ballance Farm Environmental Awards Finalist + People in Primary Sector Award.
It goes without saying that we don't use fertilisers such as these on our small farm but we love the network of conscious + sustainable farmers we have been introduced to through these awards. Excellent judging panel + insightful feedback.
Congratulations to Taranaki over-all winners @Mataratadownsfarm, multi-generational, 1200 acre sheep + beef farm in Tarata. Beautiful work guys.
North & South contributing writer Anthony Burt and photographer Ken Downie paid the farm a visit in July.
'Roebuck is a huge believer in the potential of soil-carbon sequestration and its effects on healthy food production - it's a key factor in both in both hs gardening techniques and his sheep grazing. "I know farmers that are farming 5000 acres and sequestering carbon, with maybe one employee" he says. "Thats effective. Whereas if we look at feed lots and hard 'grazing', if we can even call it that, it doesnt look too good for the planet".
From an ecological perspective, then, theres a lot to commend the new bio-intensive market garden, which prioritises soil carbon, cover cropping, space and water efficiency, and nutrient density. In New Zealand it could also start to answer one of our major challenges. Population pressure is making land seriously expensive.'
" It's aways good to dig deeper and connect with educated and motivated individuals - Jodi and Tanya set the bar high. I always walk away inspired. Pioneers in the local food movement, Roebuck Farm workshops are an excellent resource for those wanting to upskill in market gardening, sustainability, restorative grazing and seed saving."
Brittany Ryan, January 2018
“Amazing Shepherding Workshop in March. How lucky were we to have the legends of Matt and Jodi together to teach us about sheep and grazing. Loved every minute of it and learnt a great deal. And what a treat to be able to do the course at Roebuck Farm. The pasture is so healthy there I could eat it myself. Thanks to the 'behind the sceners' too for the best lunches you could wish for.”