Wynlen House Learning Centre has a series of on-farm workshops, on-line short courses, and mini-guides for growing just about anything edible in cool climate Australia. These are designed to show you how to grow garlic, to grow vegetables all year around, and to raise small, farm animals successfully and make your own layer rations (layer mash).
Hands on learning can really spark your enthusiasm for growing produce and help you imagine how your micro farm or backyard could be transformed into a productive enterprise or just a rewarding hobby that can involve the whole family. Our On-Farm workshops are opportunities to learn first hand from the regions most successful and long serving market Gardeners and small farmers. Get down among the veggies, the poultry and the occasional pig and learn how to create the urban micro farm in your own backyard for fun or profit.
Bronwyn Richards and Helen Lynch, of Wynlen House Slow Food Farm, conveners of the Braidwood Garlic Growers Group and long term garlic growers, are your facilitators and will be online with you while you learn to grow garlic.
We have short courses to get your started as a backyard grower - A Backyard Guide to Growing Garlic. and more comprehensive detailed courses for intending small or micro commercial growers - How to Grow Organic Garlic.
Growing garlic can be rewarding in so many ways. Plait your fresh garlic for christmas presents or for sale at your local farmers market. Create glorious garlic based preserves and condiments, or just enjoy cooking with garlic in the meals you make everyday.
Wynlen House research and expertise is also available for you in the short courses showing you how to create a highly nutritious wet mash for chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Each species is covered separately because of their differing nutritional needs. These short online courses are specially designed for the backyard grower, homesteader or small commercial grower who want to raise the best eggs or meat in town.
All online courses are offered on CANVAS, an online learning environment which is easy to use. With CANVAS you can ask questions and talk to other students easily.
We are developing a series of mini guides to make it easy to grow vegetables all year round in cool climate Australia. We now have two mini-guide available: