Roebuck Farm Market Gardening Intensive – Labour Weekend 26-28 October 2024

$790.00

Roebuck Farm Market Gardening Intensive

Now 3 days over Labour Weekend!

26-28 October 2024
Roebuck Farm Taranaki

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Break new ground on your project over 3 days immersed in our market gardens, where you’ll dig deep into strategies we employ for consistency, sustainability + profitability.

Skills + Strategies You'll Learn
  • exactly what to look for when choosing a site
  • how to design + develop an efficient site
  • stress-free crop choice + planning
  • how to transform soils + bed preparation
  • innovative tools we use + love (and ones to avoid)
  • trouble shooting propagation
  • harvesting efficiency
  • compliance + comfort in ‘Wash & Pack’
  • scale of permanence, lean + wholistic management
  • heading out into restaurant, retail and market
What others say
Jodi Roebuck, the visionary behind Roebuck Farm, brings three decades of experience in agriculture. His belief in the potential of cross-pollination between different agricultural sectors and climates has been a driving force in his work.

With a deep-seated passion for sharing his innovative strategies, Jodi actively mentors fellow growers, guiding them towards profitable and sustainable food production. His dedication to this cause underscores his role as a forward-thinker and advocate for a more sustainable future in agriculture.
One of the most important things you can do as a grower, whether advanced or a beginner, is seeking out support and guidance from those with more experience + expertise.

I turned to Jodi for guidance in taing my growing skills to the next level + I was blown away by his professionalism, depth of knowledge + generosity with sharing.

As i start my new farm enterprise, I can clearly see how Jodi's support + guidance has set my up for success.

Do yourself a favour - call Jodi Roebuck'

MIKEY DENSHAM
FIVE TALES FARM
MELBOURNE
Oct 2022
“The exquisite Roebuck farm in the famed Taranaki region of Aotearoa is nothing short of the best example of small-scale, commercial biointensive gardening
that we have seen.

Tanya and Jodi, their family and their team have not only created an incredible powerhouse of production, but also a system of great beauty.

Their integration of sheep into the broader landscape follows Holistic Management planned grazing principles and demonstrates high levels of skill and quality of output.

As the world reaches all manner of critical resource peaks, Roebuck Farm is one of the leading models to manage the necessary transition"

DARREN DOHERTY
CPAg (AIA)
REGRARIANS Ltd.
AUSTRALIA
Jodi has been our go to through all stages of our design and bed layout as well as greenhouse selection, microgreen setup, wash and pack design and staff training. The seamlessness and ease with which this project has come together is both due to the direct input of Jodi as well as the fact that our lead market garden manager is trained by Jodi. The knowledge provided took into consideration everything from sun maximisation, wind direction, efficiency of process and labour, tool selection, NP1 certification and so much more.

What Jodi made possible through his knowledge and ready availability to answer any questions or concerns has made this a fabulously enjoyable experience. From breaking ground in mid October we were selling vege bags with 6 to 10 items weekly by mid January.

JULES MATTHEWS
MANGAROA FARM
WELLINGTON
NEW ZEALAND
"There's no better learning experience for Market Gardners than hands in the soil, although it's a supercharged experience alongside Jodi Roebuck."



With a key focus on profitable, lean farming and dealing with the realities of day to day growing, my time at Roebuck farm was an essential  experience to kick start our farming career."



LOUIS PITTIGLIO
FOLK SMALL FARM
QUEENSLAND
AUSTRALIA
I have just finished the market garden workshop with Jodi and Tanya. I cannot recommend this course enough! It was an incredibly inspiring, informative and entertaining experience. Jodi's wealth of knowledge and the level of detail he can go into crunching numbers and sharing his personal experiences of the many trials over decades that have failed or been successful is gold. His knowledge of the best gardening tools and machinery is next level. The food also that Tanya provided was five star!
Awesome people sharing vitally important information.

ZOE MITCHEL
TOAD HALL GARDENS
MOTUEKA
NEW ZEALAND

Further workshops coming up

MARKET GARDENING ON-FARM INTENSIVE 10-12 Jan 2025

 

 

Helpful Information

These workshops are held at Roebuck Farm, a mighty little market garden in Omata on the outskirts of New Plymouth.

Workshop fee includes lunch, tuition + resources.

Fee does not include accommodation or transport.

Each day starts at 9 am + finishes at 4:30 pm

There is no public transport out to the farm.

You can hire a car at the airport to make your way out here.

It is approximately a 30-minute drive from the airport and a 15-minute drive from town out to our farm.

The workshop is fully catered with produce from the farm + the locale.

The food at our workshops is always amazing and we naturally cater to various dietary needs.

You are most welcome to bring your own if you have special requirements.

 

ACCOMMODATION

We have a beautiful Airbnb on the farm.

Stay at Roebuck

 

We have a furnished cottage for trainees next to the gardens.

Email us to enquire about room availability.

 

There are many Airbnbs in this area.

You want something fairly near Hurford Rd, Omata.

Oakura is the next little township 10 minutes along the coast.

There is also a lovely campsite there with cabins overlooking the sea.

And of course, New Plymouth itself is also very close.

Airbnbs closeby

 

More about ROEBUCK FARM

Jodi + Tanya Roebuck have developed Roebuck Farm, an intensive 2/3rds acre market garden.

We maintain sustainability + profitability by growing in-season, in soil + maintaining local economies by supplying further than 15 km from the farm.

An award-winning small-scale intensive market garden we are recognised for our commitment to mentorship of growers worldwide.

We love what we do.

READ MORE ABOUT US

 

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