4th + 5th August, 2021 Over 2 days, learn what is takes to set up, maintain + advance a profitable market garden from scratch.
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Nestled in a sheltered valley, Roebuck Farm has become an international beacon modelling the alliance between sustainable, traditional growing principles and modern innovations. As a thriving market garden and restoration grazing farm, we focus on growing + locally direct marketing our own produce and regenerating pasture diversity with stock management .
Over the two days of this workshop Jodi Roebuck will share with you all that has been involved in establishing his market garden and how using lean principles, he has doubled the turnover, in the same area in 12mths. We teach these principles through highly interactive on-farm activities based around our agrarian & market garden production cycles.
The practical will cover the building blocks for developing a site including aspect, planning + design, right through to implementation including bed preparation options, innovative hand held tools, crop choices, propagation, harvesting and multiple market streams.
What to look for in a site Planning + design Bed preparation Irrigation systems Compost Glasshouse options Propagation options Harvesting techniques
Washroom design Washing your produce Post harvest systems for washing, drying, bagging + chilling greens Washing + bunching root vegetables, Growing micro greens
Seeding with the Earthway, Jang + SixRow Seeder Flame weeder, Using tarpaulins Stale seed bedding Innovative tools Cloches for winter production + preventing insect damage
Market Streams Developing Growth Multiple Outlets
Our list of resources including gardens + farms to follow, seed companies we deal with, tool companies we love, books + podcasts.