The sustainable market garden approaches we use, adapted to the household scale.
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This one day workshop is suited to the beginner, to homesteaders with small spaces wanting to maximise organic vegetable production as well as serious backyard growers looking integrate better time saving systems into their plot. Jodi Roebuck is Australasia’s leading Biointensive educator and in his own garden, on his own farm, he offers the best hands-on practical learning integrating the Biointensive Growing system with small scale sustainable market gardening to maximise harvest in small spaces.
the day will focus on
Garden design site aspect, bed layout, access, pathways, sun aspect
Growing in small spaces maximising productivity in your household area, stacking functions, area efficient crops
Intensive planting Biointensive planting allows more plants per bed creating a living ground cover
Propagation Growing your own seedlings, pricking out, growing micro greens
Developing new ground Removing the lawn & digging first beds
Creating deep soils Ergonomic digging techniques to deepen & develop sponge like soil structure
Transplanting Minimising transplant shock
Composting Turning waste into gold
Innovative tools & techniques Appropriate tools for small spaces
Weed management Hand weeding & stale seed beds
Season extension Getting an early start on the season and growing a little later
What is Biointensive Growing? Biointensive is a method of growing as much organic food as possible in the smallest amount of space. The method draws upon a variety of intensive agricultural methods practiced thousands of years ago in China, Greece and Latin America, as well as French intensive techniques practiced in the 1700’s and 1800’s, and Biodynamic techniques developed in Europe in the early 1920s. The culmination of these techniques has developed into what is now called GROW BIOINTENSIVE.
It’s a method adapted to address the unsustainable nature of the global food system, which nearly all of us depend on. The method was designed to provide food security for those who practice it, while continually building and developing the soil and conserving natural resources. The result is producing safe food year after year in the same small space. Practiced in over 130 countries across the world, this method has proven that a complete diet can be produced by people in any climate where food can be grown, with very limited resources.
Expect to fed well This workshop is fully catered with local produce