Market Gardening Intensive

Bioregion: 
Waikato

The Market Gardening Intensive is a five days programme of comprehensive market gardening skills for aspiring market gardeners.

This programme combines practical hands-on learning with classes and workshops. We believe that this integrative style of learning is the ultimate platform to up-skill and empower a new generation of growers. We love what we do, and are excited to share this experience and create programmes we would have loved to attend ourselves when we started our journey in small-scale farming!

The core aspects of the Market Gardening Intensive are:
We will be sharing the ins and outs of our successful market gardening operation. During class, you will get a comprehensive view of how our business functions and to get all your questions answered. While working in the market garden and through demonstrations, you will gain valuable insights about how we run the gardens and the various techniques we use.

We will cover all the fundamental aspects of market gardening:

Farm design and infrastructure
Soil health and fertility
How to start your farm
Bed preparation, plant propagation, transplanting and direct seeding
Crop care, weeding and tool maintenance
Harvesting a diversity of crops and post-harvesting of vegetables
Salads and microgreens production
Pest and disease management
Food safety
Irrigation systems
Tunnel house design
Crop and production planning
Management, accounting, financial and business planning
Marketing
Farmer care

Who is the Market Gardening Intensive for

This programme is primarily for aspiring small-scale market gardeners and for people who want to learn how to grow food on a community scale. This is the most comprehensive market gardening program we offer. It is suitable for seasoned market garden employees that want to start their independent operation, as well as people with no background in market gardening or gardening. We cover the basics as well as the fine details of the trade.

Dates: 
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 09:30 to Friday, November 20, 2020 - 17:00
More Info: 
https://www.pakarakafarm.co.nz/shop/product/339355/market-gardening-intensive/