In this course, you will find all the information we would have loved to know and have access to when we started our market garden.
Learn from one of New Zealand's leading small-scale organic market gardeners.
The information in this course is our most precious resource, and what enables us to yield over 9 tons of produce from a ¼ acre of land with gross sales of $100,000 of greens and vegetables a season, using no-till methods.
Yotam openly shares his 15 years of horticultural experience, as a teacher, manager and operator. In 2014 Yotam and his partner Niva established Pakaraka Permaculture Market Garden. Since 2016, when Pakaraka Permaculture had reached its current performance, Yotam has taught organic market gardening workshops to hundreds of aspiring market gardeners.
When you purchase this course:
The Organic Market Gardening Online Course Curriculum
Lesson 1: Farm design
Lesson 2: Infrastructure
Lesson 3: Soil health and fertility
Lesson 4: Growing strategies
Lesson 5: Propagation and seeding
Lesson 6: The top crops
Lesson 7: Growing microgreens
Lesson 8: Crop planning
Lesson 9: Irrigation
Lesson 10: Pest and disease management
Lesson 11: Tunnel house design and season extension
Lesson 12: Marketing
Lesson 13: Management
Lesson 14: Accounting and financial planning
Lesson 15: Health and Safety
Lesson 16: Farmer care
What participants say about this course
“Firstly I just want to say thank you for all the information in your online course...I’m finding it super helpful in setting up a little market garden for the 1st time.” Jess
“I am really enjoying there course and am so impressed with what you are doing and what you have created, very inspiring and thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm!” Cordelia
“Really enjoying the course, so well put together and explained.” John
“We have finished the course today in the morning and it has been a highlight of our day when we read it together. It is really well written and easy to understand. Every time we are working hands on we can refer to the information we got from the course.” Thiago and Renata
Yotam Kay is a master gardener who loves growing plants and sharing his passion
for it. He has been growing vegetables and teaching others how to do it since 2005. Yotam dedicated his career to learning about
growing vegetables organically in a regenerative way, with the burning question "how much food can be grown in a small piece of land efficiently and regeneratively?". Niva and Yotam established Pakaraka Permaculture Market Garden and Educational Centre for Regenerative Living" in Thames, New Zealand in 2014.
Yotam studied Environmental science, holds a Diploma in Permaculture Design and is a certified Permaculture teacher. Yotam had been working on a wide range of projects before establishing Pakaraka Permaculture; leading community garden projects, establishing food gardens and sustainability programs in schools, to managing commercial organic gardens in New Zealand.
Yotam is passionate about transitioning to sustainable food production, focusing both on backyards and commercial growers. Yotam's had direct experience in teaching thousands of people, both beginner and seasoned growers.
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