Organic Growing

5th August – Vegetables


19th August – Animals

Bookings Essential

Want to grow organic produce from your paddock to the plate?

  • Animals?
  • Vegetables?
  • Or both?

These workshops will show you how, from start to finish using organic production methods. From planning and preparing your space, growing from scratch, to harvesting the final produce and all the bits in between.

This workshop series is based on a working certified organic  farm.

Your instructor: Penny Kothe owns and manages Caroola Farm with her partner Paul McKinnon. They have been growing organic fruit, vegetables and animals on the farm since 2012.

Caroola Farm is certified organic under the SCPA Organics peer guarantee system and supplies produce locally via farmers markets, food boxes, through local retailers and direct from the farm.

Penny grew up in Tumbarumba on the western side of the Snowy Mountains and has been around animals and plants all of her life. She holds a Permaculture Design Certificate, Holistic Management Certificate, Diploma in Organic Farming and Degree in Commerce.

Her passion for growing local food, at Caroola and by sharing knowledge with others, is how these courses came about.

Organic Growing – Vegetable

  • Organic principles
  • Site selection and soil preparation
  • Sowing direct, from seed and transplanting
  • Organic soil amendments and on-site prep
  • Plant health
  • To the plate – harvesting, storage and more

Organic Growing – Animals

  • Organic principles and regulations
  • Animal needs – small and large
  • Breeding, buying or both
  • Farm infrastructure
  • Grazing management
  • Feed and organic supplements
  • To the plate (or not) – meat, eggs or something else

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Notepad
  • Water bottle
  • Closed in shoes
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Gloves

Course Price:

$300 for both courses or $250 member price

$170 for each course. $150 member price.

Catering: The course will be fully catered with a wholesome lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

Bookings essential