Introduction to Market Gardening at Roebuck Farm 8th + 9th Feb 2020
Profitable crops, innovative tools + other highly effective management systems. Over 2 days, you will learn what is takes to set up, maintain + advance a profitable market garden from scratch.
Nestled in a beautiful valley, Roebuck Farm has become an international beacon for modelling the alliance between sustainable, traditional growing principles and modern innovations. As a thriving bio-intensive market garden and restoration grazing farm, we focus on growing + locally direct marketing our own produce and regenerating pasture diversity with stock management .
We teach these principles through highly interactive on-farm activities based around our agrarian & market garden production cycles.
Over the two days of this workshop Jodi Roebuck will share with you all that has been involved in establishing his market garden. The practical will cover all the initial 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 beyond.
During this 2-day workshop you will learn the following:
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 Our list of resources including gardens + farms to follow, seed companies we deal with, tool companies we love, books + podcasts.