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The Winter Gardener

The Winter Gardener

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  • Sat 4 May ’19, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Roebuck Farm, 310 Hurford Rd, Omata, New Plymouth


All Ages


Roebuck Farm

This one day workshop with Jodi Roebuck is full of tricks for trapping in heat & keeping off heavy rains so you can keep growing through the winter. ​

Join Jodi, Australasia’s leading Biointensive educator, in his own garden & on his own farm for the best hands-on one day practical suited to the beginner, to serious backyard grower + to the homesteader all wanting to maximise organic vegetable production through the cool seasons.

Hands-on + practical, you will learn alongside Jodi the following:

Winter Aspect + light
sun aspect on your shortest day

Growing Undercover
Season extension + trapping the sun with portable row covers

Cold season greens + how to grow them
Mizuna, Mustard, Spinach, Kale, Lettuce, Turnips, Radish, Carrots .....

How to grow in beds and in the green house
Growing outdoors under cover using cloches

Propagation + Transplanting
Growing strong seedings and reducing transplant shock

Growing Microgreens
Winter production system

Green House design+ Garden design
​Planning for the best winter light + site aspect for your bed layout, access + pathways

Small scale greenhouse operation

Bed + soil
Managing moisture through the cool season

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