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The Household Gardener

The Household Gardener

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  • Thu 14 Mar, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Roebuck Farm, 310 Hurford Rd, Omata, New Plymouth


All Ages


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

This 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 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

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

Minimising transplant shock

Turning waste into gold

Innovative tools & techniques
Appropriate tools for small spaces

Weed management
​Hand weeding & stale seed beds

Season extension
Getting an early start on the season and growing a little later

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