Growing Abundance Year-Round: Spring 2018
Growing Abundance All Year Round
– Food production for Self-reliance & Market Gardening
4 week course: Aug 7-29 • Classes every Tues 9am-5pm and Wed 9am-3pm
Learn how to grow an abundance of organic food throughout the year. This 8-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: $695 (early-bird special ends Feb 16) includes tuition, course notes, student resources and facilities, M/A teas
Registration: Please download and complete the registration form and email to us.
Members of Permaculture Australia can apply for a special 10% discount.
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.
Check out the full Growing Abundance Garden to Table course with Module 2 Garden to Table–Storing the Harvest
Interested in doing an Internship? – live on site and do this course plus gain lots of practical experience and on-the-job training Greenthumb Garden to Table Internship August 7-Sept 24
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