All Season Cool/Cold Climate Organic Vegetable Growing (March 29th, repeated August 16th)
Growing vegetables for your family and friends or as a commercial enterprise can be very rewarding. Discover techniques and approaches that are scalable from small backyards to gardens of an acre or more. This is a day long workshop and is offered twice in 2020: March 29th, and August 16th.
WHEN: Sunday 29th March, 2020
TIME: 9.30 - 3.30pm,
WHERE: Braidwood NSW
Lunch and morning tea provided.
What you will learn
Australia's cooler and cold climate zones can make growing vegetables all year around a real challenge. In this workshop you will learn the strategies and tactics that make for successful vegetable production in areas where overnight winter temperatures are often below zero, with regular frosts. The workshop covers:
- understanding your climate zone, particularly a cool climate zone
- growing in all seasons
- bed preparation
- when and what to plant
- frost protection
- weeding and weeding tools
- intensive planting and other garden practices
We very briefly explore the various organic approaches: permaculture, bio-dynamic, biological and gain a basic understanding of these different philosophies. The course aims to provide you with the practical knowledge and skills to produce food all year, from a small backyard plot or a large market garden.
DISCOUNT FOR COUPLES: The on-farm workshop is offered in Braidwood NSW, and will soon be offered online throughout Australia. Couples discounts apply. Pay the full amount to enrol, notify us of you and your partners names and email addresses, and we will refund $25 to the payeeafter the workshop.
There are none except for an enthusiasm for producing food the the highest standard.
- Who is this course for:
- Vegetable growers new to cool/cold climate Australia
- New vegetable growers
- backyard or homestead growers
- growers with a Permaculture Design Certificate looking for practical information
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 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.