Rooftop Chickens

Chickens are an excellent addition to any small-scale growing system, if you have the space. They recycle green waste and produce two very valuable things for the small-scale gardener: fresh eggs, and chicken manure. In a rooftop garden scenario, there’s no reason that chickens can’t still be a valuable part of the growing system. A…

Designing Like a Forest (we’re hooked)

Last Autumn we hosted a Forest Garden Design Intensive with Dave Jacke at Milkwood Farm. It was a truly awesome experience, and it changed the way many of us at Milkwood (and beyond) approach permaculture design education, and permaculture design process. To summarise, it was 9 days of immersive permaculture design, using forest ecosystems as analogies…

Want to fast-track your future as an Organic Market Gardener this Spring?

Guess what? We’ve got a last-minute opening in our Applied Growing Skills program at the Milkwood Farm market garden. Are you up for a unique chance to learn the craft of chemical-free vegetable growing this Spring? This 10 week program is an intensive and practical introduction to all aspects of organic market gardening: from designing…