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Growing Abundance – Self Reliance & Market Gardening

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Growing Abundance All Year Round – Food production for Self-reliance & Market Gardening

Sun Mar 4 to Sat Mar 10, 2018

Learn how to grow an abundance of organic food throughout the year. This 7-day intensive course is ideal for anyone serious about food self-reliance and small-scale commercial market gardening with a focus on vegetable and herb production.

Topics include basic botany and plant families, analysing and amending soils, compost and compost teas, bed preparation techniques, biochar activation, planning a year-round food supply, companion planting and crop rotation systems, succession planting, crop nutrition, organic certification requirements, post harvest physiology and handling, seed saving and methods of propagation, integrated pest and weed management, Workplace Health & Safety, maintaining and caring for tools.

Course participants will receive a course handbook with detailed notes, practical information and resources.

Course teachers are Robyn Francis, Angela Skehan and guests.

Course Fee: $685 (early-bird special ends Feb 16)  includes tuition, course notes, student resources and facilities, catered lunches and M/A teas (free camping on site, communal kitchen available to self-cater for breakfast & evening meals)

Registration: Please download and complete the registration form and email to us. You can pay here via the website or request instructions to pay a $200 deposit to secure your place.

Members of Permaculture Australia can apply for a special 10% discount.


Start and finish times: Growing Abundance intensive commences Sunday March 4 at 10am and finishes Sat March 10 at 3pm

Looking for more experience following the course?
Djanbung Gardens is offering limited places for the Green Thumbs Internship following this course to consolidate what you learned through practical experience and on-the-job mentoring. Further details HERE


About the trainers:

Robyn Francis shares experience from gardening organically for over 40 years, including three decades of permaculture teaching and practice. She is passionate about food security and self-reliance.

Angela Skehan is a highly experienced certified organic market gardener and valued member of the PCA teaching team. She is passionate about organic food production and soil care.


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