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Crop planning with post-it notes. And moving that Greenhouse…

September 27, 2013 | Farming, Gardening, Market Garden | 5 comments | Author:

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Last weekend we held our annual Spring Market Garden Masterclass down at Allsun Farm, with the unstoppable forces that are Joyce Wilkie and Michael Plane.

This long weekend is always something akin to diving into Joyce + Mike’s heads, and into the crunchy whirlwind that is a small, diverse ‘garden farm’. Here’s a little of what we got up to… 

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The laying hens cleaning up the kale patch before the next rotation
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I loved cooking here. You want veggies for a big soup? You go pick ’em. Simple.

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Mr Michael Plane

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Crop rotation exercise with sticky notes, and pears

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And then we moved a greenhouse to the next bed. Heave-ho…

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You can read a bit about the theory behind movable greenhouses here, and more about Allsun Farm here.

You should also check out Allsun’s website which sells the best hand-farming tools and electric netting around…

Allsun Farm have their annual open days coming up on 26-27 October. The Open Days run from 10 – 4 each day and it’s $10 at the door, at 1315 Dicks Creek Road, Gundaroo. Bring your hat and a waterbottle and prepare to have an amazing day.

Our Autumn Market Garden courses (at Allsun and beyond) will be up on the Milkwood website soon – if you’re interested, make sure you’re on our mailing list so you get the heads up.

>> More articles and resources on Market Gardening here…

A big thanks to the amazing bunch of students that came along, It was lovely to meet you all. Please stay in touch about your growing projects! 


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