About Us

Kia Ora + welcome to Roebuck Farm

We are Jodi + Tanya Roebuck and we developed Roebuck Farm, an intensive 2/3rds of an acre market garden HERE growing + delivering produce into restaurants + retail in all within a short distance from the farm.

We are proud to be an award-winning small-scale intensive market garden and recognised for our commitment to sustainability + mentorship of other growers.

We specialise in fast day-to-maturity crops and same-day harvest + delivery. It’s a model that can work for everyone + really supports both farmers + the community through increasing changeable weather challenges and pandemics.

We love what we do.

We are passionate about growing food sustainably and profitably.

We know what we offer is unique + we would like to encourage others into building the bridge back to local + sustainable food systems.

STUDY HISTORY

2023 – Nicole Masters Soil Resilience Tour, Cambridge, New Zealand

2019 – Jules Matthews Regenerative Workshop

2019 – Ian Mitchel Innes, Regenerative Grazing, 1 Day, Chaos Springs

2019 – Organic Pastural Dairy Group, Regenerative, Christchurch

2017 – The Urban Farmer, 4 Day Market Garden Intensive

2017 – The Urban Farmer, 1 Day Market Garden Intensive

2017 – David Asher Natural Cheese Making, 5 Day

2016 – Ben Faulk/Whole Systems Design, Advanced Permaculture Practicum, 2 Days, Vermont

2016 – The Market Gardener, 1 Day

2016 – The Urban Farmer, 1 Day

2015 – Introduction to Wholistic Management, Jefferson Centre for WM, California

2015 – Polyface Intensive, 2 Day, Joel Salatin, Australia

2014 – 10 Day Leadership Training, Laurence Green

2014 – Permaculture Forestry, Darren Doherty + David Holgrem, Victoria Australia

2014 – Permaculture Design Certificate, 14 Days, Darren Doherty/Regrarians, Victoria Australia – keyline design, wholistic management, silver pasture

2014 – Bruce Davison/Soil Smith Farm Scale Worm Farming, Napier

2014 – John King, Mangarara Farm + 2 farm tours, grazing

2014 – The Permaculture Orchardist, Stefan 1 day, NZ

2013 – Fields of Farmers, Joel Salatin, 1 Day, Auckland

2012 – Regenerative Agriculture Practical, 4 Days, Joel Salatin, Darren Doherty, Taranaki Farm, Australia

2012 – John Jeavons, Grown Biointensive, 5 Day teachers training, California

2003 – EMA Front Day Managers 10 Day Training

2003 – Ecology Action, John Jeavons, Special Internship, 7 Months, 3 Day Grow Biointensive, 5 Day teachers training, California

2003 – Passive Solar Greenhouse Growing, 5 Day, Steve Moore, Pensylvania

2003 – John Navisio, Natural Plant Breeding + Seed Selection, 3 Day, California

2001 – John Jeavons 3 Day Grow Biointensive, California

2001 – Koanga Institute, (PRI NZ) Permaculture Research Institute NZ 2 year apprenticeship, Biointensive Heritage Seed Production

NATIONAL + INTERNATIONAL EVENTS TAUGHT

2024 – Stacking Regenerative Enterprises, 2 Days, Regionality Australia, Capricorn Coast, AUS

2023 – 3 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Five Tales Farm, Melbourne, Vic. Aus

2023 – Presentation at Nicole Masters Soil Resilience Tour, Cambridge, New Zealand

2023 – 3 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Five Tales Farm, Melbourne, Vic. Aus (2nd event)

2022 – 2 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Active Vista, Tasmania, Australia

2018 – 2 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Green Cauldron Farm, Brisbane, Australia

2016 – 2 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Whole Systems Design, Vermont, USA

2018 – 3 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Kul Kul Farm, Abiensemal, Bali

2018 – 2 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Buena Vista, Sydney, Australia

2018 – 2 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Pocket City Farm, Sydney, Australia

2018 – 2 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Melliodora, Victoria, Australia

2016 – Sheep Grazing, Quebec, Canada

2016 – 3 Day Market Gardening, Koanga Institute, Wairoa, New Zealand

2016 – 2 Day Grazing Workshop, Koanga Institute, Wairoa, New Zealand

2016- Regenerative Grazing, Permaculture Hui, Cambridge, New Zealand

2015 – 2 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Buena Vista, Sydney, Australia

2015- 1 Day Grow Biointensive, Koanga Institute, Hamilton, New Zealand

2014 – 2 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Pocket City Farm, Sydney, Australia

2014 – 2 Day Market Gardening Intensive, Melliodora, Victoria, Australia

2005- 2 Day Grow Biointensive, Koanga Institute, Kaiwaka, New Zealand

FIELD EXPERIENCE/PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Five Tales Farm, Melbourne, Australia

Longley Organic Farm, Tasmania, Australia

Four Season Farm, Maine, USA

FQT La Ferme des Quatre Temps, Jean Martin Fortier, Quebec, Canada

Le Grelinette, Quebec, Canada

Pitchfork Farm, Vermont, USA

Whole Systems Design, Vermont, USA

Rose Creek Farm, Tennessee, USA

The Urban Farmer, Curtis Stone, British Columbia, Canada

The Sea Ranch Sheep, California, USA

Mark Biaggi, California, USA

Kinsfolk Farm, Victoria, Australia

Summit Organics, Brisbane, Australia

Taranaki Farm, Victoria, Australia

Epicurean Harvest, NSW, Australia

Bruce Davison, Soil Smith, Candelo Salers, NSW, Australia

Fermaculture Farm, NSW, Australia

Dan T Eggman, NSW, Australia

Jonai Farms, Victoria, Australia

Ecology Action, John Jeavons, California, USA

Ridgewood Ranch, California, USA

Stuart Laing, Victoria, Australia

The Family Farm, Napier, New Zealand

Mangaroa Farm, Wellington, New Zealand

UC Santa Cruise, California, USA

Zen Centre, California, USA

Rainbow Valley Farm, Joe Polaisher, Matakana, New Zealand

Koanga Institute, Kaiwaka, New Zealand

Soul Food Farm, Raglan, New Zealand

Backyard Gem, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand

Our Impact

Mentorship is the bottom line for transferring farm knowledge. We love the engagement + directness of it.

We host hundreds of growers from both ends of the scale to the farm every year for workshops, training + tours. And we consult with farmers further away online.

We continue to work hard + enjoy the physicality of it. At the same time, we are basking in knowing the impact we make on start-up + established farms around the world by mentoring + sharing how we do things ensuring growing food is both sustainable + profitable.

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