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).
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 commercially or grow garlic for fun. They share their research and expertise in the short course "Make Your Own Layer Rations" specially designed for the backyard grower, homesteader or small commercial grower who want to raise the best eggs in town.
All online courses are offered on CANVAS, an online learning environment which is easy to use.
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. Growing Vegetables in a Cool Climate and Raising Small Farm Animals Organically are both offered as day workshops in July and March each year. Growing Garlic (for the small or micro commercial producer) is offered in February each year.
Mini Guides for Cool Climate, all year vegetable Growing
We also have a series of mini guides to make it easy to grow vegetables all year round in cool climate Australia. The first mini-guide is, Pumpkin & Squash: How to Grow, Harvest and Cure Them. These comprehensive "How To" Guides are designed to show you how to grow almost any vegetable in the cool climate zones in Australian and New Zealand including big towns like Canberra, Bathurst, Orange, Wagga Wagga, and Cooma.
Growing garlic can be rewarding in so many ways. Plait your fresh garlic for christmas presents, create glorious garlic based preserves and condiments, or just enjoy cooking with garlic in the meals you make everyday. We have short courses to get your started as a backyard grower and more comprehensive detailed courses for intending small or micro commercial growers.
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.
The On Farm Workshop program includes Cool Climate Vegetable Growing, Raising Small Farm Animals using Organic Principles and Growing Garlic (small or micro commercial producer).