Veg garden soil improvement - green manure crop

Veg garden soil improvement - green manure crop

Easy process for building soil life and fertility

Next Available: Sat, 07 Dec 1:00PM (AEST)
3 hours
Over 10 people have attended this class


A  3 hour Saturday afternoon workshop providing food gardeners with a vital yearly rhythm in building soil fertility and ultimately stronger plant vitality. This leads to healthier crops and much lower impact from diseases, insects and animals without needing to protect crops. 

A green manure crop process is where a crop is planted to specifically feed the soil and its cut down at the appropriate stage and breaks down through a biological process to feed the soil. It is a highly efficient process that is cost effective and to easy carry out, if you know how,

The workshop is hosted in the beautiful and productive organic and biodynamic food garden of Peter Kearney, where green manure cropping is used every year. from early January to March, the ideal time in sub tropical climate for this process. Peter is the workshop presenter. He has run workshops on organic and biodynamic gardening for 15 years and worked with organic and biodynamic methods for 30 years. 

Participants receive a pack of biodynamic soil activator which helps to guide the green manure process. Digital training notes are provided as well as a delicious afternoon tea. 

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What you will learn

  • Step by step guide in working with green manure crops
  • Understanding of the critical role of living carbon in soil building
  • Appreciation of the ideal time in the year and stage of garden to use green manure cropping

What you will get

  • Pack of Biodynamic soil activator which helps guide the green manure process
  • Digital training notes
  • Afternoon tea

What to bring

  • Bring materials to write
  • Come along with a sun hat and bring a water bottle

What to wear

Casual clothing, consider sun protection

Appropriate for

Ideal for adults and teenagers with some experience of food gardening

My Food Garden

(117 Reviews)

My Food Garden provides knowledge and services to support the transformation of our food system to being more local and organic. Our business empowers people living in and around cities to be more productive at growing their own food. 

We are located in Brisbane, Australia and deliver our services locally and nationally. Our services in urban farming and organic gardening combine a mixture of hands-on education, mentoring and garden building, in addition to working on larger scale urban agriculture projects. Supporting the emergence of financially sustainable urban farming is one of our core goals.

The business commenced in 2006 and our first web site release in 2008 was under the name of Cityfood Growers and we are now branded as My Food Garden. The company was founded by Peter Kearney, an experienced organic and biodynamic gardener, educator, urban farmer and strategist.

The business has a small team with passion and knowledge in organic food growing and an expanding set of relationships with the movers and shakers of urban agriculture around the world.

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5.0 (6 reviews)
Lynrated it
18 Dec 2023
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Laurenrated it
18 Dec 2023
Great session! Love that it was very 'hand's on'
Suerated it
16 Dec 2023
What a great workshop!! Peter really knows his stuff and is great at explaining things and getting the message across. I learnt so much and highly recommend his workshops.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at My Food Garden or organised by My Food Garden must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by My Food Garden.


I agree to give My Food Garden unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at My Food Garden classes and events or on My Food Garden's premises. (For use of My Food Garden marketing materials).


My Food Garden requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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