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Richard will lead you through 4 intensive days covering everything you need to know to market garden successfully; blending the best planning techniques and tools with the best soil care methods, we’ll look at planting to harvesting techniques, prepping beds to preparing new land, as well as all the tools, planning and infrastructure needed to get started efficiently and productively.

This course has provided hundreds of past students with enough insight and data to go and start successful businesses.

Our schedule will be full and packed, as well as leaving you with a huge amount of digital resources to take home that cover all aspects of planning and managing a market garden, as well as all other aspects of regenerative agriculture.

Besides Richards' broad and intensive experience working as a professional grower, designer and educator in this field for 20 years, Richard has demonstrated and documented how to make a good living from a small diverse farm. Whilst there are many trainings of this nature out there around the world, there are very few professional educators with such rounded experience who actually make a living from production. Richard is focused on the transmission of field-based knowledge and insight, not the sharing of ideas and concepts. He is dedicated to supporting others into farming and producing for themselves in a way that restores soils and habitats, community and local economy. His experience shows that it is clearly the 'back end', the decision-making and planning, the economics and monitoring that makes it all work.

Henbant runs a beautiful, small No-Dig Market Garden following Richards methods, we feed 80 families a week plus a few cafes and restaurants. It's a very productive, efficient space, yet its not perfect and we are still on a journey. You can learn from Richards ideal methods as well as Henbant's mistakes and successes.


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Henbant Permaculture
LL54 5DF
United Kingdom

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Matt Swarbrick

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