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Food System Futures: Ooooby, Sydney

November 10, 2014 | Community, 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 … Read More

Visiting: The Farm at Byron Bay

November 3, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Market Garden | 15 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 … Read More

Spring Greens at Allsun Farm

October 31, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Gardening, Grow It, 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 | Gardening, Grow It, Market Garden | 3 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 … Read More

The Weekday Farmers Market as Community Activator

August 27, 2014 | 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…

Our 5 Fave Market Gardening tools: Allsun Farm

July 21, 2014 | Market Garden | 0 comments | Author:

When it comes to learning market gardening from the experts, we think Michael and Joyce from Allsun Farm are up there with the best. They walked us through setting up our original market garden at the old Milkwood property in … Read More

Community Supported Agriculture at Transition Farm, VIC

June 16, 2014 | Market Garden, Permaculture Design | 11 comments | Author:

The term CSA – Community Supported Agriculture – gets used a fair bit in this country, sometimes referring (incorrectly) to veggie box schemes filled with veg from far and wide. But in reality, we have very few true CSAs in Australia; … Read More

5 fave organic market gardening tools: Michael Hewins

May 12, 2014 | Market Garden | 17 comments | Author:

A organic market gardener’s toolkit is their best friend – the right tools can turn a 50 minute job into a five minute one. There’s a huge range of tools that can be put to valuable use in a market garden, … Read More

Summer is DONE (but our garden is not)

March 4, 2014 | Market Garden, Milkwood Farm | 15 comments | Author:

So officially, Summer is done and dusted. Which is fine with me, if it means Autumn rains aplenty. By the Milkwood Farm clock, however, we’re still right smack bang in Summer, for a few more weeks at least. Tomatoes absolutely … Read More

Harvest Cafe: paddock to plate, for real

December 17, 2013 | Cooking, Fermenting, Kitchen Garden, Market Garden | 10 comments | Author:

The whole restaurant-with-added-market-garden is becoming a bit of a thing. And hooray for that. Most examples I’ve seen, however, are heavy on look-and-feel, but light on actual, really truly, garden-to-plate action. Not so with Harvest Cafe in Newrybar, just south … Read More