Do you want to grow seriously great vegetables in your backyard? Are you finding that it’s a little harder than you thought to get your beloved seeds from their packets all the way to a super, plentiful harvest?
Join Michael Hewins,our favourite market gardener, for 2 days of hands-on knowledge, tips and tricks on how to grow truly awesome backyard veggies using organic permaculture techniques.
In this course you will learn:
- Vegetable garden design, placement and retrofitting
- Plant + soil relationships
- Applying strategies for a healthy healthy soil food web in a backyard context
- Raising great seedlings
- Preparing garden beds for planting
- Nutrient cycling at backyard scale – worms, compost, compost teas
- Making fermented seaweed tea for your garden
- Developing garden schedules + crop rotations for backyard scale
Michael has a heap of experience in growing many types of annual vegetables in temperate and sub-tropical environments.
He can help you get activated about taking your organic veggie production from zero to hero, using easy and effective nutrient cycling and soil building techniques that complement his years of experience with planting plans to ensure a bountiful harvest.
This class will be approximately half class time and half garden time, so arrive expecting to get your hands dirty!
You will leave this course with a competent working knowledge of how to either begin or immediately improve your veggie garden, as well as sample seeds and lots of course notes.
The majority of this course’s content applies to year-round growing for the greater Sydney region, with additional notes and tricks for planting and growing great veggies in Summer.
About your teacher:
Leading you through this weekend will be Michael Hewins. Michael has been a full-time market gardener for a number of years in northern NSW as well as spearheading market garden projects at Milkwood Farm in Mudgee and Common2Us in Sydney.
The great thing about Michael’s growing experience is that it’s incredibly varied – he’s worked in a variety of climates and soils. He’s grown organic veggies as a self-employed grower, and within a larger enterprise.
Michael has a passion for dynamic adult learning environments, and has a strong focus upon sharing his knowledge to help inspire and guide positive change in the community.
In this course it is Michael’s mission to make sure that you leave with solid learning outcomes, so that you’re ready to make the most of your new knowledge about soils, seeds, design, crop rotation, growing, harvest and more.
Your course fee includes free seeds and comprehensive resources to back up what you have learned.
As this is an on-farm course, you’ll also join us for delicious wholefood and farm-grown lunches and snacks throughout each day.
About the venue:
This course is a combination of focussed theory and on-farm learning at Buena Vista Farm near Gerringong on The South Coast of NSW.
Buena Vista is a small mixed farm, with enterprises ranging from broiler chickens, pastured eggs + pork, and a thriving market garden, as well as their on-farm wholefoods kitchen products.
Booking into this workshop
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