Take your backyard production to the next level.
This workshop is suited to the beginner, to the serious backyard grower looking to integrate time-saving systems into their plot & to homesteaders with small spaces wanting to maximise organic vegetable production.
Enjoy this intensive one-day workshop with us as we show you how to adapt the award-winning approaches we use to the backyard scale. Ideal for homesteaders and those wishing to maximize production in a small space. Join Jodi Roebuck, Australasia’s leading Biointensive educator, in his own garden & on his own farm for the best hands-on practical learning how the household scale meets the Biointensive Growing system – an organic vegetable growing method designed to maximise harvest in small spaces.
The Household Workshop will focus on:
Site aspect, bed layout, access, pathways, sun aspect
Growing in small spaces
Maximising productivity in your household area, stacking functions, area efficient crops
Biointensive planting allows more plants per bed creating a living ground cover
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
Minimising transplant shock
Turning waste into gold
Innovative tools & techniques
Appropriate tools for small spaces
Hand weeding & stale seed beds
Getting an early start on the season and growing a little later
1 day workshop, fully catered + resourced.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL DIG DEEP INTO
What to look for in a site
Planning + design
Washing your produce
Post harvest systems for washing, drying, bagging + chilling greens
Washing + bunching root vegetables,
Growing micro greens
Stale seed bedding
Seeding with the Earthway, Jang + SixRow Seeder
Cloches for winter production + preventing insect damage
Our preferred resource list
Workshops are catered with beautiful produce for the intensive days in the garden. We do our best to meet dietary requirements + will ask you specifically about this on enrolment.
All workshops run from 9 am to 5 pm, but we understand if you need to leave early for transport home.
You will receive course notes + our resources, with the opportunity to connect with us + other participants via FB group for long-term support.
We are 10 min south of town, unfortunately, there is no public transport directly to the farm.
Workshop does not include accomodation.
We like to run these events with small numbers. Please read our cancellation policy prior to booking.
Roebuck Farm models an alliance between sustainable, in-season growing principles
+ modern innovative technologies.
Join us + share the knowledge during on-farm + online events, based entirely around our agrarian & market garden production.