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Household Gardener 1 Day Workshop

Household Gardener 1 Day Workshop

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  • Sat 18 Nov ’17, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Roebuck Farm, 310 Hurford Rd, Omata, New Plymouth


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird: $150.00
  • After Early Bird: $180.00


Roebuck Farm

Join Jodi Roebuck, Australasia’s leading Biointensive educator, in his own garden & on his own farm for the best hands-on practical learning.

Learn how the household scale meets the Biointensive Growing system – an organic vegetable growing method designed to maximise harvest in small spaces.

This 'Spring' workshop is suited to the beginner, to the serious backyard grower looking integrate time saving systems into their plot & to homesteaders with small spaces wanting to maximise organic vegetable production.

The 'Spring' Household Workshop will focus on:
- Garden design - site aspect, bed layout, access, pathways, sun aspect
- Growing in small spaces - maximising productivity in your household area, stacking functions, area efficient crops
- Intensive planting - Biointensive planting allows more plants per bed creating a living ground cover
- Propagation - Growing your own seedlings, pricking out, growing micro greens
​- Developing new ground - Removing the lawn & digging first beds
- Creating deep soils - Ergonomic digging techniques to deepen & develop sponge like soil structure
- Transplanting - Minimising transplant shock
- Composting - Turning waste into gold
- Innovative tools & techniques - Appropriate tools for small spaces
- Weed management -​ Hand weeding & stale seed beds
- Season extension & greenhouse growing - Getting an early start on the season and growing a little later

What is Biointensive Growing? Biointensive is a method of growing as much organic food as possible in the smallest amount of space. The method draws upon a variety of intensive agricultural methods practiced thousands of years ago in China, Greece and Latin America, as well as French intensive techniques practiced in the 1700’s and 1800’s, and Biodynamic techniques developed in Europe in the early 1920s.

The culmination of these techniques has developed into what is now called Grow Biointensive.

It’s a method adapted to address the unsustainable nature of the global food system, which nearly all of us depend on.

The method was designed to provide food security for those who practice it, while continually building and developing the soil and conserving natural resources. The result is producing safe food year after year in the same small space.

Practiced in over 130 countries across the world, this method has proven that a complete diet can be produced by people in any climate where food can be grown, with very limited resources.

This workshop is fully catered with local & organic produce. ​We will happily accomodate all dietary requirements, just be sure to let us know upon enrolment.

The Earlybird discount of $150 is offered on this workshops for people who commit to booking at least 3 weeks before the course start date. This discount is only available for purchasers who make their payment in full and upfront at the time of initial purchase.

​Ask about our couples discount too.
Please ensure you read our refunds policy prior to booking your course.

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