Backyard Farming the Heirloom Way

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th september 2017


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Join the Heirloom Revolution with The Diggers Club and The Farm Byron Bay. Enjoy a weekend of Masterclasses and Workshops that’ll have you creating a productive and beautiful garden in your own backyard.

Backyard Farming The Heirloom Way celebrates old school farm fresh produce from a garden of any size.

Discover the secrets to backyard chickens, learn how to establish a beehive at home or how to develop a whole garden plan to get your garden growing.

All events are pre-ticketed and seats are strictly limited.

Pre-Order your special Diggers Lunchbox from Three Blue Ducks, or add on a  guided Farm Tour to explore all that The Farm Byron Bay has to offer.

 

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Masterclasses (2.5 Hours)

9.30am Heirloom Heroes with Julian Blackhirst

1.00pm Designing your Garden for Home Harvest with Claire Bickle

Workshops (1.5 Hours)

10.00am Backyard Chooks

1.30pm Native Stingless Bees at Home

3.30pm Success with Seeds

Farm Tours
10.00am and 12.00noon

 

Sunday 24th September 2017

Masterclasses (2.5 Hours)

9.30am Fruit Trees and your Backyard Harvest with Julian Blackhirst

1.00pm Organic Gardening with Phil Dudman

Workshops (1.5 Hours)

9.00am Growing Great Greens

11.00am Unusual Edible Perennials

1.30pm Preserving your Harvest

3.30pm Getting Spring Ready!

Farm Tours
10.00am and 12.00noon

 

Note: Tickets to Masterclasses are strictly limited.

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Program Saturday 23rd September 2017

Masterclass Heirloom Heroes

9.30am – 12.00noon 

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Join The Heirloom Revolution Masterclass with The Diggers Club Head Gardener Julian Blackhirst and rediscover the heroic brilliance of open pollinated heirloom vegetable varieties. 

Workshop Backyard Chooks

10.00am – 11.30am

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Welcome to the world of Backyard Chooks subtropical style. This interactive Workshop with Claire Bickle will discuss how easy it is to create a harmonious and efficient relationship between chooks and your home garden environment...and don’t forget all those delicious eggs! 

Masterclass Designing your Garden for Home Harvest

1.00pm – 3.30pm

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Claire Bickle, we will cover everything from surveying your site, top permaculture design approaches, soil preparation and composting, seasonal growing and plant selection, small backyard animal choices, organic principles and much more. 

Workshop Native Stingless Bees at Home

1.30pm – 3.00pm

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You will learn with Dr. Tobias Smith how to keep your own hive of native stingless bees, covering all key hive management considerations, in this clever and entertaining workshop! 

Workshop Success with Seeds

3.30pm – 5.00pm

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Join The Garden of St Erth Head Gardener Julian Blackhirst  as we share our Diggers Club experience growing vegetables from seed. Turn a handfull of seeds into a thriving vegetable patch!

Program Sunday 24th September 2017

Workshop Growing Great Greens

9.00am – 10.30am

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Explore with Kevin Redd the wide range of traditional, heirloom and more unusual plants that suit our subtropics.

Masterclass Fruit Trees and your Backyard Harvest

9.30am – 12.00noon

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This brilliant Masterclass, with Julian Blackhirst of The Diggers Club, is the complete ‘go to’ to you maximize a thriving home harvest, whether it be for just a handful of trees or an entire orchard! 

Workshop Unusual Edible Perennials

11.00am – 12.30pm

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Join Kevin Redd and rediscover some amazing main stream plants and also the more unusual, and get up close and personal with their unique culinary and growing traits.  

Masterclass Organic Gardening

1.00pm – 3.30pm

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Phil Dudman of ABC Gardening Australia will passionately present some of the most important lessons learned in over 25 years of backyard food production.  

Workshop Preserving your Harvest

1.30pm – 3.00pm

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Storing and preserving your harvest is a great way to not only enjoy the fruits of your hard labour well beyond the expected harvest season. 

Workshop Getting Spring Ready

3.30pm – 5.00pm

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Julian Blackhirst from The Diggers Club Garden of St Erth will ensure your garden is completely ready for a bumper Summer harvest! Join us to enhance your skills in soil preparation, small and large garden design planning, crop rotation, effective planting, and useful companions. 

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