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Serious Backyard Veggies

September 12th - 13th, 2015 ( 9:00 am - 5:00 pm )

Update: Bookings for this course have now closed. Click here to find any Serious Backyard Veggies courses we have scheduled.
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Do you want to grow seriously great vegetables in your backyard? Are you finding that it’s a little harder than you thought to get your beloved seeds from their packets all the way to a super, plentiful harvest?

Join Michael Hewins,our favourite market gardener, for 2 days of hands-on knowledge, tips and tricks on how to grow truly awesome backyard vegies using organic permaculture technique.

This course will cover:

  • Vegetable garden design, placement and retrofitting
  • Creating great garden soil using DIY, organic techniques
  • Raising great seedlings
  • Planting techniques for different plant families
  • What different vegetable varieties require to grow really well
  • Backyard nutrient cycling strategies to ensure enough plant food
  • Integrated Pest Management

Michael has a heap of experience in growing many types of annual vegetables in temperate and sub-tropical environments, and has particular enthusiasm and knowledge for managing and preventing pests and plant diseases with good garden management and biodiversity.

He can help you get activated about taking your organic veggie production from zero to hero, using easy and effective nutrient cycling and soil building techniques that complement his years of experience with planting plans to ensure a bountiful harvest.

This class will be approximately half class time and half garden time, so arrive expecting to get your hands dirty!

You will leave this course with a competent working knowledge of how to either begin or immediately improve your veggie garden, as well as sample seeds and lots of course notes.

The majority of this course’s content applies to year-round growing for the greater Sydney region, with additional notes and tricks for planting and growing great veggies in Summer.

About your teacher

Michael Hewins is an organic market gardener with a background in permaculture, organic agriculture and horticulture and has a wide knowledge of how to grow high quality, healthy food.

He’s run his own Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme in the northern rivers of NSW and has a great working knowledge of organic vegetable growing in both temperate and subtropical environments. Michael is in charge of Milkwood Farm’s market garden production and education.

Included in your course fee

Your course fee includes free samples of seeds that are perfect for getting your vegies going. You will also receive comprehensive notes, info sheets and resources to back up what you have learned.

We also serve you tea, coffee and organic fruit throughout the day.

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About the venue

The Farm at Byron Bay is a new multi-enterprise taking the paddock to plate ethos head-on. They’re setting up to grow, feed and educate their community and beyond, and we’re excited to be a part of the educating bit!

There’s no accommodation or camping available at The Farm (yet) – but there’s plenty of options nearby – how to get there, where to stay…

Booking into this workshop

You can pay for your course now with your credit card, or contact Trev in our office via the form below (scroll down) to arrange payment.

Please ensure you read our refunds policy prior to booking your course.

Update: Bookings for this course have now closed. Click here to find any Serious Backyard Veggies courses we have scheduled.

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