More inspiration, this time in Gundaroo

I have an awful lot to learn about market gardening, and who better to teach that subject than Joyce and Michael of Allsun Farm teamed up with the dynamic Milkwood Permaculture.

Tim and Michael in Allsun’s organic garden

Worth every minute of the 2.5 hour commute, their market garden ‘master class’ filled in a lot of the blanks for me. It’s all very well to know how to plant and water a lettuce, but if you want to grow 100’s of them, you also need to know that you should work ambidextrously; force yourself to be just as comfortable digging and raking to the left as you may be to the right to help ensure your body remains symmetrical, and lasts the distance. Valuable stuff.

The lovely Kirsten from Milkwood who ensured our class stayed ‘on track’ and ‘on time’.

Joyce taught a wonderful combination of theory and practical skills, but at the end of the day, each and every one of us hopes to return to our own latitude, climate and soil and adapt those theories and skills to transform them from this….

Joyce demonstrating the simple (?!) process of designing crop rotations.

into something like this…

Allsun’s Organic Farm at Gundaroo

Game on! 🙂