Plant it, grow it, use it, eat it! Here's our favourite resources on growing all types of good things – from microgreens to oak trees.

See below for planting guides, how-to's, books and resources, as well as interviews with amazing growers to get you inspired…

Good book: Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers

If you’re looking for a good resource on the actual practicalities of taking on market gardening, get a copy of this book. It’s full of deeply practical insights and uses multiple small-scale, successful vegetable growers direct experiences as templates for it’s planting and financial guides. In the ways of synergies, Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable…

Hitting 100% self sufficiency in salad greens

Hooray for salad! We’ve hit 100% self-sufficiency in salad greens for crew and courses at Milkwood Farm. And we’re not just talking leaves-of-things-that-are-edible-and-could-be-used-for-salad-at-a-pinch, we’re talking retail quality, beautiful, sweet, diverse beyond organic greens. We’re pretty stoked. Michael has achieved this by being careful with his propagation techniques and with his choices in salad species. At…

Souping up the worm farm

While worm farms are pretty normal to find nowadays in many yards, their capacity to cycle essential nutrients and make nutrient dense soil additives available to you, for free, can’t be understated. Worm farms rock, seriously. Our bathtub wormfarm next to the kitchen garden, with it’s built in vertigation (direct worm juice injection into the…

Cultivating soil, food and life with a ‘Gundaroo Tiller’ broadfork

The ‘Gundaroo Tiller’ is an Australian adaptation the traditional European broadfork, and an essential tool for our small market garden. It may look like just a big clunky fork-thing, but it is actually a finely tuned instrument of permaculture soil conditioning goodness. Truly. Famously, when Allan Yeomans‘ saw his first Gundaroo Tiller, he called it…