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Market Garden Training this Spring

September 2, 2015 | Farming, Market Garden | 0 comments | Author:

Are you thinking about getting a small market garden growing? Maybe a crop of garlic to add to your weekender block, or a small microgreens enterprise in your backyard? Maybe you’re dreaming of a fully-fledged livelihood in growing great organic food, … Continued

Visiting: Fork & Hoe Collective – Tasmania

May 25, 2015 | Farming, Market Garden, Market Gardening, Permaculture, Rambling + Adventures | 3 comments | Author:

It’s a common dream – get some friends together, pool resources, buy land and grow goodness for the community. But unlike many dreamers, Fork & Hoe Collective are actually doing it. And we love them for it. Fork & Hoe … Continued

How to make Best Ever Seed Raising Mix

May 11, 2015 | Gardening, Market Garden, Urban Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 2 comments | Author:

Learning how to make a great seed raising mix means you are giving your seedlings an excellent head start. It also keeps costs down and is a great fundamental skill of edible gardening. Recently up at the107 Rooftop Garden, that’s exactly what … Continued

Visiting: Old Mill Road Farm

January 29, 2015 | Farming, Market Garden | 7 comments | Author:

Every now and then we get to visit a small organic farm that truly blows our socks off. Old Mill Road, and the family who farm it, are one of those farms. I think I should let the images speak … Continued

Drill-powered Microfarming: Slow Tools for Humanity

December 15, 2014 | Farming, Market Garden | 7 comments | Author:

The thing about farming on the small is that big machines just don’t make sense, and often aren’t affordable to your small, regenerative farming enterprise anyway. And yet, once you’ve brought 18 beds to a fine tilth to plant your … Continued

Food System Futures: Ooooby, Sydney

November 10, 2014 | Community, Farming, Gardening, Growing, Market Garden, Permaculture, Urban Permaculture | 1 comments | Author:

We all know darn well that there are many facets within our food system that have to change – and what we love most is that in just about every nook you look there are passionate folk who are doing … Continued

Visiting: The Farm at Byron Bay

November 3, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, Gardening, Market Garden | 17 comments | Author:

Nationwide there’s a movement rumbling of folks wanting to connect more deeply with the land, and specifically with the origins of their food. In the outskirts of the not-so-small pocket of Byron Bay a new space set to aid this … Continued

Spring Greens at Allsun Farm

October 31, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, Gardening, Market Garden | 12 comments | Author:

Allsun Farm’s market garden down at Gundaroo is like this little magic pocket of green in the middle of the scrub. A secret garden you can eat, if you like. 

Photos: Our Spring Intro to Market Gardening course

October 9, 2014 | Farming, Gardening, Market Garden | 5 comments | Author:

Spring is for new beginnings, and new plans. And new gardens, too. And for learning – always learning. This Spring was the first time we’d run an Intro to Organic Market Gardening course somewhere other than our own farm. New … Continued

The Weekday Farmers Market as Community Activator

August 27, 2014 | Farming, Gardening, Market Garden, Uncategorized | 21 comments | Author:

The first time I heard the idea of a weekend farmers market criticised by a prominent local food advocate, I was a little shocked. The second time, it made me think. And now…

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