How to Grow Organic Garlic: Developed for small to medium commercial producers (ON-FARM WORKSHOP)
Sunday: February 10th, 2019
Time: 9.30 am to 3.30pm (lunch included)
Cost: $175 including GST
Details: The course will be held in Braidwood, NSW
Enroll and get free access to our resource packed online garlic growing course for 3 months.
This is a comprehensive, pragmatic short course for small & medium commercial growers. It tells you how to grow garlic in Australia's suitable climate areas.
You start with the "garlic basics" so that you understand plant anatomy, growing needs and the varieties available. You then learn to systematically prepare to grow, plant, harvest and dry your crop. It's a cradle to grave kind of course that should get you started as a grower regardless of whether you are growing a few plants or a few thousand.
What you will learn
- The different garlic groups - yes all garlic is not the same
- The anatomy of garlic - understanding the garlic plant and how it grows
- What garlic to plant and when to plant it
- How much to plant - working this out
- Purchasing seed stock
- Preparing the soil
- Planting and managing your crop
- Pests and Diseases
- Harvesting, including when to harvest.
- Drying and Curing
They share their expertise and experience in garlic growing, so that you can start to grow successfully.
Your Workshop Facilitators
Bronwyn Richards and Helen Lynch, of Wynlen House Urban Micro Farm, conveners of the Braidwood Garlic Growers Group, Landcare Champion of NSW 2017 in Innovation and Farm Management, long term garlic growers, and foundational members and motivators behind the Braidwood Garlic Growers Co-operative, are your facilitators for this workshop.
Bronwyn Richards, a successful small commercial farmer & market gardener of 12 years experience. Bron's work has a focus on sustainability, soil health, water conservation and organic growing principles. Bronwyn also has a background in policy advocacy in NSW and has worked as a vet nurse. She has worked with Local Land Services, NSW in the region to provide workshops on Raising Table Poultry.
Helen Lynch, BA, DipEdStud, MEdAdmin, PostGDOEd, CertIVTAE, is an educator and online and face to face learning designer, having spent 15 years across the TAFE and University sectors designing educational experiences for adults.
The on-farm workshop is offered in Braidwood NSW, and online throughout Australia. Couples discounts apply. Pay the full amount, notify us of you and your partners names, and we will refund $25 after the workshop.