Bio intensive polyculture: The regenerative farming approach to growing more while more using less (Sunday, 28th July, Bathurst Only)
There is nothing more rewarding than growing food to the highest possible standard for friends, family or commercially while regenerating the soil. All the techniques you learn here are scalable from the backyard to the hectare or more.
WHEN: Sunday 28th July, 2019
TIME: 9.15am - 1.00pm (BYO snacks and Drinks)
WHERE: Bathurst, NSW
This will be held on-site at theRahamim Ecology Centre focusing on a cool and cold climate adapted regenerative market gardening approach which allows growers to produce more vegetables using less space while conserving resources such as water, and building healthy soils. Species Select Poly culture, as specifically developed by Bronwyn Richards of Wynlen House Urban Micro Farm, makes use of the many distinct characteristics of vegetable species and their adaptability to cool and cold climate zones, to grow a wide variety of species in the one plot.
Home or small commercial market gardeners and urban farmers who want to produce more with less, who want develop a unique range of vegetables for market or their families and who want to achieve environmental sustainability by building soil health and conserving resources will be excited by the techniques delivered in the workshop. Everything learned is scaleable to small commercial market gardener and to the backyard grower.
What you will learn:
- The essentials of building soil health
- Composting for maximum nutrients and speedy results
- Amendments for intensive growing
- Watering practices
- Plant selection and in bed placement (utilising the growing characteristics and companion status to select and place plants)
- Fertilising for intensive growing
- Harvesting practices for multi species beds
There are no formal requirements except a desire to grow food to the highest possible standard while regenerating the land.
Who is this workshop for? YOU NEED TO BE AN EXPERIENCED VEGETABLE GROWER
- Urban Farmers
- Backyard growers
- regenerative agriculturalists and horticulturalists
- commercial market gardeners looking for regenerative techniques
- Anyone wanting to grow more using less resources, building soil, improving the land.
Your Workshop Facilitators
Your Tutors from Wynlen House Urban Micro Farm and Learning Centre, Braidwood NSW are 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 also 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.
All successful attendees will be eligible to join the Wynlen House Learn/Work Exchange program. This is program of 3 -4 hours volunteer work weekly in the market garden as an active learning opportunity. Find out more at the workshop.