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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

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. 

Hang your bacon high…

October 2, 2013 | Cooking, Preserving | 6 comments | Author:

Smoking bacon is not as hard as I thought it would be. And it is incredibly delicious. Recently I was at Allsun Farm, where all pigs that pass through have a great life  tractoring  and fattening on the organic market … Continued

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

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

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 … Continued

Why Movable Greenhouses are a Great Idea

September 9, 2013 | Farming, Gardening, Market Garden | 15 comments | Author:

Movable greenhouses (on rails, skids or wheels) can be a great idea for the serious backyard grower or small-scale veggie farmer. They’re a great way to benefit your plants, extend your growing season and avoid the potential insect and disease buildup … Continued

Jam Session: Damson Plums

March 13, 2013 | Preserving | 14 comments | Author:

Damsons are a much-loved preserving variety of plum, and with good reason. They’re intensely beautiful with their indigo skins and pale bloom, and their astringency means that the jam they make is divine. I was at Allsun Farm this week … Continued

Allsun Farm in Organic Gardener Magazine

February 11, 2013 | Farming, Gardening, Market Garden, Publications | 0 comments | Author:

Without Joyce and Mike from Allsun Farm, we probably wouldn’t have a market garden. These two firey spirits have been growing good stuff and passing on their knowledge for decades. We feel lucky to know them and we love to … Continued

Rockin the row cover – protecting spring crops

September 28, 2012 | Farming, Gardening, Market Garden | 9 comments | Author:

So most of our spring seedlings are now out of their soil blocks and getting planted into the ground. But being Mudgee, there’s still plenty of frosts, which doesn’t sit well with spring veggies – time for spring row covers! … Continued

A muster of market gardeners…

September 24, 2012 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, Gardening, Market Garden | 5 comments | Author:

Just a few photos from the recent and awesome Market Garden Masterclass at Allsun Farm down in Gundaroo. It was so exciting to have 25 future market gardeners in the one space, all with so many skills and ambitions! Joyce, … Continued

How to: create a Planting Calendar, Allsun style

September 24, 2011 | Farming, Gardening, Market Garden, Resources | 17 comments | Author:

I must say that while I’m finding this market garden experiment very exciting, it’s also rather daunting. What are we planting today? What are we planting next week? Where are we going? Who am i and where are my pants? … Continued

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