Grow Organic Fruit & Veggies, Milk Goats

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Opplevelse med verten Rob And Gunilla

  1. 2 timer
  2. Verten snakker Engelsk

Dette kommer dere til å gjøre

We'll first tour the organic mini-farm and focus on its unique features - how the garden and animals are organised and integrated using permaculture thinking. We'll talk about how chooks, goats and pigs can all be used for various purposes on a self-sufficient property, and how to grow a wide variety of organic veggie, berry and fruit crops.

Then we'll get hands-on with seed sowing, planting and soil cultivation. You'll learn great techniques to grow organic veggies, berries and fruits - how to make compost and enrich your soil organically, how to cultivate and weed efficiently, how to time your plantings, and how to raise plants from seed to advanced seedlings before planting to make the most of your garden space.

We'll finish by learning how to milk a goat, which is a fun thing to try and also a handy skill if you're considering becoming more self-sufficient one day.

Lunch is provided as part of the workshop, which you can eat in at our cafe Home Grown on Piper cafe in Kyneton, which features healthy, tasty dishes made with organic, ethical produce from our farm and other local producers.

You can pick and purchase some organic produce, seeds or seedlings for your garden at the end of the workshop. The aim is to inspire you in your own garden, so you'll feel confident to take the seeds or seedlings home and grow them successfully yourself!
We'll first tour the organic mini-farm and focus on its unique features - how the garden and animals are organised and integrated using permaculture thinking. We'll talk about how chooks, goats and pigs can all be used for various purposes on a self-sufficient property, and how to grow a wide variety of organic veggie, berry and fruit crops.

Then we'll get hands-on with seed sowing, planting and soil cultivation. You'll learn great te…

Dette er inkludert

  • Mat
    Tasty lunch provided: healthy, delicious dishes using organic produce grown...
  • Drinker
    Organic coffee or tea, or mineral water, or healthy smoothies:
    We use...

Møt verten din, Rob And Gunilla

Har vært vertskap på Airbnb siden 2016
  • 107 anmeldelser
  • Identitet er verifisert
I (Rob) am a passionate organic grower with 22 years' experience. I supply veggies, berries and fruits to 50 families in Castlemaine and Kyneton. I moved to central Victoria from Melbourne twelve years ago, then moved from being a secondary English teacher to full-time organic farming eight years ago.

I combine innovative techniques from both permaculture and traditional organic gardening to produce an amazing variety and quantity of produce in a small space on my mini-farm.

As an experienced teacher, I communicate clearly and engagingly; I listen to and understand what you already know, what you're most keen to learn, and what your goals are for the future.

I aim for the workshop to be relaxing and enjoyable, while also conveying plenty of information. I want you to come away inspired with ideas and enthusiasm for your own garden!
I (Rob) am a passionate organic grower with 22 years' experience. I supply veggies, berries and fruits to 50 families in Castlemaine and Kyneton. I moved to central Victoria from Melbourne twelve years ago, then moved from being a secondary English teacher to full-time organic farming eight years ago.

I combine innovative techniques from both permaculture and traditional organic gardening to produce an amazing variety and quantity of produce in a small space on my mini-farm.…
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Fra $58per person

$71 per person
$58 per person
$71 per person

Her skal du være

The workshop is held at the beautiful Metcalfe Mini-Farm, where we organically grow veggies, berries and fruits to feed 50 local families. It's a family-run farm of just over an acre, with a half-acre veggie garden, berry fields, small orchard, dairy goats, pigs and chooks. This integrated, compact, productive property is the culmination of a dream Rob in particular has worked towards for 22 years, including 10 years at this property.

Vurdert til 4,94 av 5 basert på 107 anmeldelser.

Gabrielle
november 2021
This was a great workshop for anyone interested in growing their own veggies or produce or anyone wanting to learn about organic farming in general. Rob had a plethora of knowledge and tips and we felt very inspired to get stuck into our own planting after the experience. Milking the goat was also pretty great 🙂
Holly
november 2021
A fantastic workshop. Rob was very knowledgeable and the goats, pigs chickens and dogs were very cute. Lunch was also delicious, thanks for a lovely day.
Evangeline
november 2021
Such a lovely experience to share with friends. Rob was more than happy to share his knowledge and answer our questions so we could apply our learnings back home. The farm is beautiful and it was a unique experience that we all enjoyed immensely. Great for green and brown thumbs alike. The cafe trip afterwards was just an added bonus. Delicious food in a cute spot. Very glad we booked.
Karen
oktober 2021
The mini-farm experience was great. Rob was really knowledgeable and has done amazing work to develop his small plot into an incredibly productive space. He had great tips on growing fruit and veggies and improving the soil. This was all topped off by a delicious lunch at his cafe in Kyneton. Thanks to Rob for a really valuable tour. We will use his advice at home to increase the efficiency and productivity of our own veggie garden.
Justin
oktober 2021
One of the best experiences I've had the pleasure of attending!! Rob's knowledge and passion for market gardens and veggie growing is second to none. I learnt so much that l can now take back to my own veggie garden to try. Lunch at Home Grown on Piper was a lovely way to end the day.
Freya
juli 2021
Such a nice little thing to do if you’re interested in gardening and animals. Enjoyed this experience thoroughly and learnt so much! Rob is passionate and very knowledgeable.

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Gjester som er 2 år eller eldre, kan delta, totalt opptil 10 gjester. Foreldre kan ta med seg barn under to år.
Alle deltakere må bruke munnbind og holde avstand.

Dette må du ta med

Gardening clothes, boots, hat and gloves
Sunscreen if necessary
Warm clothes and raincoat in case there is inclement weather

Kanselleringsvilkår

Kanseller opptil 7 dager før opplevelsen starter for å få full refusjon, eller innen 24 timer etter bestilling så lenge bestillingen er gjort mer enn 48 timer før starttidspunktet.