Bio intensive polyculture: The regenerative gardening approach to growing more while using less (Online)
There is nothing more rewarding than growing food to the highest possible standard for friends, family or commercially while regenerating the soil and improving the land.
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. All the techniques you learn here are scalable from the backyard to the hectare or more.
This is an online workshop focusing on a 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 grow a wide variety of species in the one plot. Its very efficient, conserves water, confuses pests, makes the most use of the smallest spaces.
Who it this for?
The online workshop is ideal for experienced vegetable growers who want to make the most of the space they have available to them and grow a variety of nutritious, tasty vegetables while conserving resources and building healthy soil.
The workshop only takes a day to complete if you just want to work through the course material - but - you can stay enrolled for 3 months while you start your polyculture garden. You can ask questions and discuss insights with your tutor and other students, You will be part of a team of gardeners changing the world six vegetables at a time! You will also be able to participate in at least one webinar (online seminar with Zoom) where you can join your tutor and other gardeners to share views and experiences and questions.
Who is this workshop for?
What you will learn
There are no formal requirements except a desire to grow food to the highest possible standard while regenerating the land.
All 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.
Your Workshop Facilitators
Bronwyn Richards, is a successful small commercial farmer & market gardener of 14 years experience. Bron's work has a focus on sustainability, soil health, water conservation and organic growing principles. She has a life long interest in the care and welfare of domestic animals . and in her youth worked as a vet nurse. She has worked with Local Land Services, NSW, in the region to provide workshops on Basic Poultry Care and 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.
Wynlen House is one of SE Australia's most successful urban micro farms, managing vegetable and poultry production since 2006.