Bio-Intensive Growing with Jodi Roebuck in Bali

Date 19 Jul 2019 08:45 AM - 21 Jul 2019 05:30 PM 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 beginner gardener wanting to kick-start in serious organic food production or you are an experienced food grower wanting to incorporate the bio-intensive approach into your existing gardening techniques, this workshop is for you. While presented in language a beginner can understand, Jodi will deliver content on a level and calibre that even seasoned experts will find this a refreshing professional development opportunity.

Bio- Intensive Growing 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 and seed growers I have worked with in 44 years of ‘Grow Biointensive’ sustainable mini-farming work” Bio-Intensive originator John Jeavons

In the Bio-Intensive Growing Course you will learn:

The philosophy and principles behind the Bio-Intensive method
Design considerations for your garden
How to grow more food in less space
Intensive planting
Propagation and raising seed
Growing microgreens
Transplanting, Crop Rotation and Composting
Developing new ground
Creating deep soils
Innovative tools and ergonomic tool use
Weed management
Season extension

Have a look at some Bio-Intensive Resources:

How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible– book by John Jeavons
Climate Change and Bio Intensive Growing

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. He was mentored and comes highly recommended by bio-intensive gardening originator John Jeavons. Jodi will be teaching how to take growing food to the next level, using less land whilst increasing yields. In addition to managing his market garden, he also manages a flock of sheep using timed grazing to improve land and raise healthy sheep. Jodi has taught workshops in Bali, New Zealand, Australia and the US.

We 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 to re-design our garden beds, plan more efficiently, create fertile soil and grow more food. Together with Bambu Indah Resort, we brought Jodi back to Bali in 2018 to train our garden team, where we translated his workshop in Bahasa Indonesia. This year we will also offer a workshop for our team and other local gardeners during the 2 days prior to this public workshops. Your ticket will contribute 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 with Jodi

Price and Scholarships

The price of this workshop is US$ 495 including a daily farm-to-table lunch, lectures, hands on workshops and Q&A sessions.

We offer scholarships for local Balinese farmers and food producers. Email to apply. Discounts are available upon booking for graduates of our previous courses and workshops.

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


Your ticket does not include accommodation. However accommodation, dinner and breakfast is available on the farm for an extra charge of US$150 for 2 nights. This option will be available as an add-on upon booking. We have beautiful, 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. 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 US $50. 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 a future course in 2019.

If you have any queries email or whats app us on +62 811 389 6070.