Market Gardening 2 Day Workshop at Pakaraka Farm


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This workshop combines practical hands-on demonstrations with presentations, discussions and Q&A. We are excited to share this experience and create an event we would have loved attending when we started our journey in small-scale farming.

The core aspects of the Market Gardening 2 Day Workshop
Yotam will share the ins and outs of our successful market gardening operation and how it evolved since 2014. During class, you will get a comprehensive view of how our business functions and get all your questions answered. While in the market garden and through demonstrations, you will gain valuable insights into how we run the gardens and the various strategies and techniques we use.

We will cover all the fundamental aspects of market gardening:

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

Who is the Market Gardening 2 Day Workshop for

  • Aspiring market gardeners, on any size block, before or after you gain access to land, with or without a background in market gardening or gardening.
  • People who want to learn how to grow food on a community scale, including trusts, community garden leaders and businesses.
  • Seasoned market gardeners who have a functioning market garden and wish to up-skill.
  • Employees in an operating market garden.
  • Employees that want to start their independent operation. We cover the basics as well as the fine details of the trade.
  • Chefs who want to grow food for their establishment.
  • People working in the food growing space who want to get insights into market gardening.

The workshop is not aimed for home gardeners.

Additional information

  • Limited spaces are available.
  • This is a full-day event - Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 4 pm.
  • This event is fully catered  - morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on both days will be catered for using local and/or organic produce, primarily based on our farm produce. We can cater to any diet.

Price $595.

The Market Gardening 2 Day Workshop include

  • 2 Days of demonstration and classes.
  • Extensive handouts, with detailed crop information and useful tables.
  • Fully catered.
  • A 25% discount for Online Market Gardening Course.
  • 5% discount on Activevista products.
  • A weekend of fun with a great bunch of people.

Plan your visit

Thames, Coromandel and Hauraki have heaps of great places to visit, stay, eat and nature to explore.

Cancellation Policy

In cancellation of up to 7 days before the start of the workshop, you will get a 100% refund. In cancellation between 1 to 6 days, you will get a 50% refund. Under 24 hours of cancellation, no refund will be given. We reserve the right to cancel this event. If the workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund.

SKU: 10000-2

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