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:

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

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

Weed management
​Hand weeding & stale seed beds

Season extension
Getting an early start on the season and growing a little later


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1 day workshop, fully catered + resourced.

Limited places.



​What to look for in a site

Planning + design

Bed preparation

Irrigation systems


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

Using tarpaulins

Stale seed bedding

Innovative tools

Seeding with the Earthway, Jang + SixRow Seeder

Cloches for winter production + preventing insect damage

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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.



Tips to make your trip awesome

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.