Bio intensive poly culture, is an agricultural system that focuses on achieving maximum yields from a minimum area of land, while simultaneously increasing biodiversity and sustaining the fertility of the soil. It is an incredibly effective method for backyard gardeners and small-scale commercial farms.
Bronwyn Richards of Wynlen House Urban Micro Farm in NSW, Australia has further developed this system so it is more efficient and allows for more biodiversity than the original systems. This increases and diversifies yield allowing small farms to greatly increase the range of vegetables they grow and sell, it improves soil to a greater degree and conserves resources more effectively.
Wynlen House is offering an on-farm workshop focusing on a cool and cold climate adapted regenerative market gardening approach, bio intensive poly culture, which allows growers to produce more vegetables using less space while conserving resources such as water, and building healthy soils. Poly culture, as specifically adapted and developed by Bronwyn Richards of Wynlen House Urban Micro Farm, makes use of the many distinct characteristics of vegetable species and their adaptability to cool and cold climate zones, to grow a wide variety of species in the one plot. This is an important development in polyculture as a horticultural method.
Home or small commercial market gardeners who want to produce more with less, who want develop a unique range of vegetables for Market or their families and who want to achieve environmental sustainability by building soil health and conserving resources will be excited by the techniques delivered in the workshop. Everything learned is scaleable to small commercial market gardener and to the backyard grower.
All successful attendees will be eligible to join the Wynlen House Learn/Work Exchange program. This is program of 3 -4 hours volunteer work weekly in the market garden as an active learning opportunity. Find out more at the workshop.