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Spring Greens at Allsun Farm

October 31, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, 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. 

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 … Read More

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

September 27, 2013 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, 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 … Read More

Why Movable Greenhouses are a Great Idea

September 9, 2013 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Allsun Farm in Organic Gardener Magazine

February 11, 2013 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, 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 … Read More

Rockin the row cover – protecting spring crops

September 28, 2012 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, 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! … Read More

A muster of market gardeners…

September 24, 2012 | Courses + Workshops, Farming, Gardening, Grow It, 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, … Read More

How to: create a Planting Calendar, Allsun style

September 24, 2011 | Farming, Gardening, Grow It, 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? … Read More

Learning how to start a Market Garden

September 20, 2011 | Courses + Workshops | 5 comments | Author:

We’ve just finished hosting our first Starting an Organic Market Garden course with Joyce and Mike from Allsun Farm, and it feels like the start of a quiet revolution. 30 people for 3 days, in our woolshed and down on … Read More