Bio-Intensive Growing with Jodi Roebuck in Bali

Date 19 Jul 2019 12:00 AM - 21 Jul 2019 12:00 AM Location The Kul Kul Farm Book Now
Learn how to grow more food in less space with the bio intensive growing method. Whether you are a beginning gardener wanting a kick-start in serious cutting-edge organic food production or you are an experienced gardener wanting to incorporate the biointensive approach into your existing gardening practice, this workshop is for you. While presented in language a beginner can understand, Jodi will delivers content on a level and calibre that even seasoned experts will find this a refreshing professional development opportunity.
Bio Intensive draws upon a variety of intensive agricultural methods practiced thousands of years ago. It is a system that was designed to provide food security for those who practice it, while continually building and developing the soil and conserving natural resources. The result is producing organic food year after year in the same small space.
 
Practiced in over 130 countries across the world, this method has proven that a complete diet can be produced by people in any climate where food can be grown, with very limited resources.
 
“Jodi Roebuck is one of the most focused, motivated food & seed growers I have worked with in 44 years of GROW BIOINTENSIVE sustainable mini-farming work” – Biointensive originator John Jeavons
 

 

In the Bio Intensive Growing Course you will learn:

The philosophy and principles behind the Bio Intensive method
Garden design
How to grow food in small spaces
Intensive planting
Propagation and raising seed
Growing Microgreens
Transplanting
Crop Rotation
Composting
​Developing new ground
Creating deep soils
Innovative tools and techniques
Ergonomic use of tools
Weed management
Season extension

 

Have a look at some Bio Intensive Resources:

Your Teacher- Jodi Roebuck

Bio-intensive grower, farmer of heritage seed and educator. Jodi lives and grows in Taranaki, New Zealand on Roebuck Farm, with his partner Tanya and two daughters Rata and Izzy. He was mentored and comes highly recommended by biointensive gardening originator John Jeavons. Jodi will be teaching how to take growing food to the next level, using less space whilst gaining higher yields. In addition to market gardening, he also manages a flock of sheep using timed grazing to improve land and raise healthy sheep! Jodi has taught workshops in Bali, NZ, Australia and the US.

Orin and I often hold Jodi responsible for the abundance coming out of our gardens at The Kul Kul Farm. During his workshop here in 2016 he inspired and helped our team re-design our beds, plan more efficiently, create fertile soil and grow an abundance of food in less area. Jodi was back to Bali to train our Indonesian gardeners in 2018, where we translated his workshop in Bahasa Indonesia. This year we will also offer a workshop for our team and other local gardeners for the 2 days prior to this public workshop. Your ticket contributes to this local training.

Watch some eye candy of Jodi’s work: 

20 minute documentary of Roebuck Farm
12 minute clip on garden bed prep and Jodi’d tools

Price and Scholarships

US $ 495 including daily farm-to- table lunch at the farm, daily lectures, hands on workshops and Q&A sessions. We offer Scholarships for local Balinese farmers and food producers. Email orin@kulkulfarm.com to apply.
Discounts are available upon booking for graduates of our previous courses and workshops.

Your ticket will contribute to a free bio-intensive workshop for local Balinese farmers. Have a look at photos from our 2018 local training at Bambu Indah Resort with Jodi.

Accommodation

Your ticket does not include accommodation. However, accommodation, dinner and breakfast on the farm is available for an extra US$ 150 (discounted student rate) for 2 nights. This option will be available as an add-on upon booking. We have beautiful and rustic bamboo rooms and yurts on the farm including composting toilets and warm showers.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

We understand that sometimes things happen and you may not be able to attend the course you paid for so if you let us know at least 2 weeks before the start date we will give you your money back less an admin fee of USD$50. However, cancellations within two weeks of the course start date will only be entitled to a credit note less US$50 to be used by you for any future course in 2019/2020.

If you have any further questions please email maria@kulkulfarm.com or whats app us on +62 811 389 6070.