Urban Micro-farming Workshop

Learn all about veggies, mushrooms, composting and poultry on an urban scale



4 hours Class size 1 to 10     label $105

This half-day workshop is an introduction to bio-intensive vegetable production, composting, poultry integration and mushroom production on an urban scale. Whether you are just getting started with growing your own food or have been wanting to grow more, this workshop will get you skilled up growing more food at home.

The workshop morning combines three fun hands-on sessions with detailed course notes full of practical skills and resources. The first session covers seedling propagation, preparing a growing space, vegetable crop spacing and chemical-free crop protection methods to maximise your productivity of nutrient-dense veggies in a small space.

The second session covers the art of composting, and tips on integrating poultry into your urban food production system. We explore a range of composting approaches so you can choose what's best for your context.

In the last session, you'll discover how easy it is to grow your own supply of fresh oyster mushrooms and the steps involved in simple mushroom cultivation. You even get to take home your own mushroom grow bag and enjoy growing and harvesting your very own flush of oyster mushrooms!

The workshop takes place at our home and urban micro-farm in the lower Blue Mountains. Jo and Joe operate a small scale commercial urban market garden, supplying veggie boxes to the local community and businesses. We love sharing the skills we have learned over the past decade to maximise food production and minimise waste.

Head home with our detailed course notes and resources to get you started on your own successful urban scale micro-farming journey, plus some free seeds or seedlings, a mushroom bag and other goodies to get you started!


Knowledge required
Beginners to more experienced gardeners and farmers welcome.
 
What you'll get
A selection of free seeds or seedlings to take home to kick start your very own veggie patch, detailed course notes, refreshments and yummies to keep you going throughout the morning and your very own mushroom grow bag.
 
What to bring
Water, hat, gloves (if you like), pen and paper.
 
Location

Springwood, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Urbavore
Urbavore

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Urbavore is an urban scale market garden in the beautiful Blue Mountains, supplying weekly veggie boxes and educational workshops to inspire other to grow more food in urban spaces. Learn how to grow your own thriving vegetable market garden, compost, chickens and quails, bees, fruit trees, edible hedges, and save your own seed, grow your own Mushrooms and more, all from an urban space. Our mission is to reconnect people with the lost art of abundant urban food production and encourage others on their own growing journey.

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Yolanda Weyde Mar 2021


Joe and Jo were absolutely delightful hosts they were both extremely informative in urban farming. During Covid they started a verg outside their home a community garden which is well attended, there was a hands on with planting garlic and starting a mushroom kit. We were treated to a wonderful morning tea, I would highly recommend this workshop for anyone that is interested in growing your own food.

Urban Micro-farming Workshop review by Yolanda Weyde
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