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Hidden Garden

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‘food for free’ course (2 days) $500 + GST

Marketplacehidden garden posted the article • 0 comments • 255 views • 2019-06-29 15:09 • came from similar tags

 

 
 Learn how to grow healthy, living organic food for free through our introductory Permaculture course and further your journey of knowledge into food self-reliance. Empower yourself and become part of the solution towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Design and manage your own sustainable food production system – from backyard vegetable gardens, to hobby farms and larger-scale ventures.

Topics include:

Principles of Permaculture
Understanding soil fertility and plant nutrition
The benefits of organics and soil microbiology
Permaculture design to achieve sustainability
How to make, manage and apply high value compost
Specialist ‘Compost Tea’ as a liquid plant and soil pro-biotic

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

Two days of theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$500 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night view all
 

 
 Learn how to grow healthy, living organic food for free through our introductory Permaculture course and further your journey of knowledge into food self-reliance. Empower yourself and become part of the solution towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Design and manage your own sustainable food production system – from backyard vegetable gardens, to hobby farms and larger-scale ventures.

Topics include:

Principles of Permaculture
Understanding soil fertility and plant nutrition
The benefits of organics and soil microbiology
Permaculture design to achieve sustainability
How to make, manage and apply high value compost
Specialist ‘Compost Tea’ as a liquid plant and soil pro-biotic

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

Two days of theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$500 + GST

Accommodation options:


Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night
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sustainable soil management (5 days) $1,200 + GST

Marketplacehidden garden posted the article • 0 comments • 234 views • 2019-06-29 15:05 • came from similar tags

 

 
 
 The unprecedented global demand of modern agriculture is unsustainable. It depletes the soil and strips it of long-term nutrients. This course focuses on the relationship between the health of the soil and its ability to produce high quality, healthy food. We demystify the complex sciences of soil microbiology and plant nutrition to bring you a cutting edge system of sustainable soil management.

Hidden Garden’s Bio-Vital™ system for sustainable soil management redefines sustainable agriculture and Permaculture practices and teaches how to build soil fertility to improve production and reduce input cost. With our ‘Specialist Composting Made Easy’ method you’ll learn how to convert local resources and common waste products into high value, ‘smells good’ compost. You’ll gain hands-on experience making powerful organic, bio-fertilisers from commonly available materials for just a few cents per litre.

Topics include:

Compost made easy – the Bio-Vital™ approach
Making soil pro-biotic – a simple easy system for building soil fertility
Making bio-fertilisers – feed your plants and your soils – a cost-effective solution to increased production

You will leave this course with enough experience to be able to apply this new generation of organic management.

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

5 days intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$1,200 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night view all
 

 
 
 The unprecedented global demand of modern agriculture is unsustainable. It depletes the soil and strips it of long-term nutrients. This course focuses on the relationship between the health of the soil and its ability to produce high quality, healthy food. We demystify the complex sciences of soil microbiology and plant nutrition to bring you a cutting edge system of sustainable soil management.

Hidden Garden’s Bio-Vital™ system for sustainable soil management redefines sustainable agriculture and Permaculture practices and teaches how to build soil fertility to improve production and reduce input cost. With our ‘Specialist Composting Made Easy’ method you’ll learn how to convert local resources and common waste products into high value, ‘smells good’ compost. You’ll gain hands-on experience making powerful organic, bio-fertilisers from commonly available materials for just a few cents per litre.

Topics include:

Compost made easy – the Bio-Vital™ approach
Making soil pro-biotic – a simple easy system for building soil fertility
Making bio-fertilisers – feed your plants and your soils – a cost-effective solution to increased production

You will leave this course with enough experience to be able to apply this new generation of organic management.

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

5 days intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$1,200 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night
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permaculture design certificate (10 days) $2,000 + GST

Marketplacehidden garden posted the article • 0 comments • 268 views • 2019-06-29 15:01 • came from similar tags

 
 

 
Learners will receive in-depth practical knowledge over this intensive 10 day Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), which delivers 72 hours of life-changing Permaculture learning and techniques and is a prerequisite course for the Diploma in Permaculture Design. Qualified, passionate instructors teach you to grow more resilient, productive gardens and properties guided by nature and aided by science and technology through Hidden Garden’s cutting edge Bio-Vital™ approach.

Regardless of your background or country of origin, this Permaculture certification will equip you with the skills to design and implement Permaculture into your home projects or professional environments from urban back-yard plots and Permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.

Topics include:

Theory and principles of Permaculture
Eco-friendly house placement and design
Energy conservation techniques for cold climates
Recycling and waste management
Organic food production
Water harvesting and management
Ecological pest control
Drought-proofing
Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
Livestock
Aquaculture
Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
Windbreaks and fire control

The foundation for this PDC course is A Permaculture Designers’ Manual by Bill Mollison and is distributed to students on the first day. The Manual is included in the cost of the course tuition.

Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course.

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

10 days intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$2,000 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night view all
 
 

 
Learners will receive in-depth practical knowledge over this intensive 10 day Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), which delivers 72 hours of life-changing Permaculture learning and techniques and is a prerequisite course for the Diploma in Permaculture Design. Qualified, passionate instructors teach you to grow more resilient, productive gardens and properties guided by nature and aided by science and technology through Hidden Garden’s cutting edge Bio-Vital™ approach.

Regardless of your background or country of origin, this Permaculture certification will equip you with the skills to design and implement Permaculture into your home projects or professional environments from urban back-yard plots and Permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.

Topics include:

Theory and principles of Permaculture
Eco-friendly house placement and design
Energy conservation techniques for cold climates
Recycling and waste management
Organic food production
Water harvesting and management
Ecological pest control
Drought-proofing
Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
Livestock
Aquaculture
Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
Windbreaks and fire control

The foundation for this PDC course is A Permaculture Designers’ Manual by Bill Mollison and is distributed to students on the first day. The Manual is included in the cost of the course tuition.

Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course.

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

10 days intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$2,000 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night
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micro earthworks workshop (1 day) $250 + GST

Marketplacehidden garden posted the article • 0 comments • 241 views • 2019-06-29 14:56 • came from similar tags

 


A practical Permaculture earthworks workshop that explores the relationship between water and land. Turn your farm, community project or urban garden into a living ecosystem.




Topics include:

Soil and water management
Swale construction
Water harvesting
Ponds and dams
Designs for production
Drought proofing
Habitat creation

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Dates subject to student numbers and seasonality enquire today with Mark Bennett + 61 (0)403 004 888

Included:

One day workshop of theory and practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Workshop notes view all

 


A practical Permaculture earthworks workshop that explores the relationship between water and land. Turn your farm, community project or urban garden into a living ecosystem.




Topics include:

Soil and water management
Swale construction
Water harvesting
Ponds and dams
Designs for production
Drought proofing
Habitat creation

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Dates subject to student numbers and seasonality enquire today with Mark Bennett + 61 (0)403 004 888

Included:

One day workshop of theory and practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Workshop notes
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practical permaculture internship (6 weeks) $6,000 + GST

Marketplacehidden garden posted the article • 0 comments • 272 views • 2019-06-29 14:53 • came from similar tags

 

 
 
 Ask about our next internship dates by calling Mark Bennett +61 403004888

A Permaculture internship on Christmas Island’s Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm is a one-of-a-kind experience. Much more than a Permaculture farm, Hidden Garden offers a unique opportunity to be part of a ground breaking project that is literally breathing the life back into the land – degraded and depleted after decades of mining. Set against the back-drop of one of the world’s most diverse ecologies, Christmas Island is surrounded by abundant marine life, unique eco-systems and pristine oceans.

Our six week practical Permaculture internships are for anyone interested in living a more sustainable self-reliant and resilient lifestyle as a productive citizen of our one and only planet. Study the principles of Permaculture and the art of more sustainable living with our qualified and passionate Hidden Garden team working together to realise the common goal of quality local food production, regardless of where you live. To promote and grow organic foods that are not only better for you but ‘cheaper’ because there is more food at a lesser environmental cost. Less food miles, less food storage and packaging, less toxic chemicals, less water, and less distribution cost! We’re a mix of part science, part technology and part heritage farming. We grow low input high yielding organic produce working alongside nature. We make use of local waste streams turning them into resources, aided by science and technology, to accelerate naturally occurring processes.
 
 
 
 
example curriculum

week 1

Monday

Introduction to Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm

Tuesday – Wednesday ‘Food for Free’ 
Learn how to grow healthy, living organic food for free through our introductory Permaculture course and further your journey of knowledge into food self-reliance. Empower yourself and become part of the solution towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Design and manage your own sustainable food production system – from backyard vegetable gardens, to hobby farms and larger-scale ventures.

Topics include:

Principles of Permaculture
Understanding soil fertility and plant nutrition
The benefits of organics and soil health
Permaculture as a design science for ethical human settlement
How to make, manage and apply high value compost
Aerated, specialist ‘Compost Tea’ as a liquid plant and soil pro-biotic

Thursday – Friday
Introduction to sustainable horticulture and farm management. Understanding whole systems management for improving production, eliminating waste and advancing production.

Weekend
Free time to explore the island. More than 60% of the island is national park with a remarkable ecology and kilometres of trails to explore.




weeks 2 and 3

Monday to Friday – Permaculture Design Certificate 

Learners will receive in-depth practical knowledge over this intensive 10 day Permaculture Design Certificate which delivers 72 hours of life-changing Permaculture learning and techniques. Qualified, passionate instructors teach you to grow more resilient, productive gardens and properties guided by nature and aided by science and technology through Hidden Garden’s patented Bio-Vital™ approach.

Regardless of your background or country of origin this Certificate course will equip you with the skills to design and implement Permaculture into your home projects or professional environments from urban back-yard plots and Permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.

Topics include:

The importance of water ‘self-reliance’
Water management, collection and storage
Greenhouse technology and management
Propagation and seed saving
Earthworks

Weekends
Free time to explore the island.




week 4

Monday – Friday Practical Farm Skills 

Learn about the Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm design and get practical hands on knowledge with each system. Understand farm skills including Permaculture Principles, tools, equipment, greenhouses, open row systems, irrigation and water management, team building.

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




week 5

Monday to Friday

Sustainable soil management – redefining sustainable agriculture from the ground up.

The unprecedented global demand of modern agriculture is unsustainable. It depletes the soil and strips it of long-term nutrients. This PDC course focuses on the relationship between the health of the soil and its ability to produce high quality, healthy food. We demystify the complex sciences of soil microbiology and plant nutrition to bring you a cutting edge system of sustainable soil management.
Hidden Garden’s Bio-Vital™ system for sustainable soil management redefines sustainable agriculture and Permaculture practices and teaches how to build soil fertility to improve production and reduce input cost. With our ‘Specialist Composting Made Easy’ method you’ll learn how to convert local resources and common waste products into high value, ‘smells good’ compost. You’ll gain hands-on experience making powerful organic, bio-fertilisers from commonly available materials for just a few cents per litre.

Topics include:

Compost made easy – the Bio-Vital™ approach
Making soil pro-biotic – a simple easy system for building soil fertility
Making bio-fertilisers – feed your plants and your soils – a cost-effective solution to increased production

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




week 6

Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday

Integrating knowledge – practical on farm experience.

Following the sustainable soils management course instruction and introduction to process in the field, we extend our knowledge through further real-life practical experiences on the farm. We learn how to manage composting over time, make, monitor and amend bio-fertilisers, use compost for accelerating plant growth and build soil fertility. We apply bio-fertiliser as foliar sprays and soil drenches and get familiar with the techniques and equipment required to set up systems that apply to home gardens and commercially productive systems. You will become confident with the system and techniques and to be able to apply the methodologies in the field, on the farm, as a productive gardener and as a teacher or consultant.

Wednesday: Micro Earthworks Workshop
A practical Permaculture earthworks workshop that explores the relationship between water and land. Turn your farm, community project or urban garden into a living ecosystem.

Topics include:

Soil and water management
Swales
Water harvesting
Ponds and dams
Drought proofing
Habitat

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




Further details & cost:
Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island

When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

140 hours intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions – 7am – 4pm
9 days ‘on farm’ work-experience (7am – 1pm hours tbc)
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes and manual

$6,000 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night


  view all
 

 
 
 Ask about our next internship dates by calling Mark Bennett +61 403004888

A Permaculture internship on Christmas Island’s Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm is a one-of-a-kind experience. Much more than a Permaculture farm, Hidden Garden offers a unique opportunity to be part of a ground breaking project that is literally breathing the life back into the land – degraded and depleted after decades of mining. Set against the back-drop of one of the world’s most diverse ecologies, Christmas Island is surrounded by abundant marine life, unique eco-systems and pristine oceans.

Our six week practical Permaculture internships are for anyone interested in living a more sustainable self-reliant and resilient lifestyle as a productive citizen of our one and only planet. Study the principles of Permaculture and the art of more sustainable living with our qualified and passionate Hidden Garden team working together to realise the common goal of quality local food production, regardless of where you live. To promote and grow organic foods that are not only better for you but ‘cheaper’ because there is more food at a lesser environmental cost. Less food miles, less food storage and packaging, less toxic chemicals, less water, and less distribution cost! We’re a mix of part science, part technology and part heritage farming. We grow low input high yielding organic produce working alongside nature. We make use of local waste streams turning them into resources, aided by science and technology, to accelerate naturally occurring processes.
 
 
 
 
example curriculum

week 1

Monday


Introduction to Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm

Tuesday – Wednesday ‘Food for Free’ 
Learn how to grow healthy, living organic food for free through our introductory Permaculture course and further your journey of knowledge into food self-reliance. Empower yourself and become part of the solution towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Design and manage your own sustainable food production system – from backyard vegetable gardens, to hobby farms and larger-scale ventures.

Topics include:

Principles of Permaculture
Understanding soil fertility and plant nutrition
The benefits of organics and soil health
Permaculture as a design science for ethical human settlement
How to make, manage and apply high value compost
Aerated, specialist ‘Compost Tea’ as a liquid plant and soil pro-biotic

Thursday – Friday
Introduction to sustainable horticulture and farm management. Understanding whole systems management for improving production, eliminating waste and advancing production.

Weekend
Free time to explore the island. More than 60% of the island is national park with a remarkable ecology and kilometres of trails to explore.




weeks 2 and 3

Monday to Friday – Permaculture Design Certificate 


Learners will receive in-depth practical knowledge over this intensive 10 day Permaculture Design Certificate which delivers 72 hours of life-changing Permaculture learning and techniques. Qualified, passionate instructors teach you to grow more resilient, productive gardens and properties guided by nature and aided by science and technology through Hidden Garden’s patented Bio-Vital™ approach.

Regardless of your background or country of origin this Certificate course will equip you with the skills to design and implement Permaculture into your home projects or professional environments from urban back-yard plots and Permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.

Topics include:

The importance of water ‘self-reliance’
Water management, collection and storage
Greenhouse technology and management
Propagation and seed saving
Earthworks

Weekends
Free time to explore the island.




week 4

Monday – Friday Practical Farm Skills 


Learn about the Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm design and get practical hands on knowledge with each system. Understand farm skills including Permaculture Principles, tools, equipment, greenhouses, open row systems, irrigation and water management, team building.

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




week 5

Monday to Friday


Sustainable soil management – redefining sustainable agriculture from the ground up.

The unprecedented global demand of modern agriculture is unsustainable. It depletes the soil and strips it of long-term nutrients. This PDC course focuses on the relationship between the health of the soil and its ability to produce high quality, healthy food. We demystify the complex sciences of soil microbiology and plant nutrition to bring you a cutting edge system of sustainable soil management.
Hidden Garden’s Bio-Vital™ system for sustainable soil management redefines sustainable agriculture and Permaculture practices and teaches how to build soil fertility to improve production and reduce input cost. With our ‘Specialist Composting Made Easy’ method you’ll learn how to convert local resources and common waste products into high value, ‘smells good’ compost. You’ll gain hands-on experience making powerful organic, bio-fertilisers from commonly available materials for just a few cents per litre.

Topics include:

Compost made easy – the Bio-Vital™ approach
Making soil pro-biotic – a simple easy system for building soil fertility
Making bio-fertilisers – feed your plants and your soils – a cost-effective solution to increased production

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




week 6

Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday


Integrating knowledge – practical on farm experience.

Following the sustainable soils management course instruction and introduction to process in the field, we extend our knowledge through further real-life practical experiences on the farm. We learn how to manage composting over time, make, monitor and amend bio-fertilisers, use compost for accelerating plant growth and build soil fertility. We apply bio-fertiliser as foliar sprays and soil drenches and get familiar with the techniques and equipment required to set up systems that apply to home gardens and commercially productive systems. You will become confident with the system and techniques and to be able to apply the methodologies in the field, on the farm, as a productive gardener and as a teacher or consultant.

Wednesday: Micro Earthworks Workshop
A practical Permaculture earthworks workshop that explores the relationship between water and land. Turn your farm, community project or urban garden into a living ecosystem.

Topics include:

Soil and water management
Swales
Water harvesting
Ponds and dams
Drought proofing
Habitat

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




Further details & cost:
Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island

When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

140 hours intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions – 7am – 4pm
9 days ‘on farm’ work-experience (7am – 1pm hours tbc)
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes and manual

$6,000 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night


 
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Purely organic and based on natural biological farming techniques – we compost community waste bringing land back to life

Othershidden garden posted the article • 0 comments • 232 views • 2019-06-29 14:51 • came from similar tags

 

 
 
 Purely organic and based on natural biological farming techniques – we compost community waste bringing land back to life…we can farm practically anywhere!

Our farms are designed to be completely self-sustaining. We build fertility by converting community waste into the very best compost. Bio-Vital™ compost was developed by co-founder, Paul Taylor over four decades of research and application on degraded systems all over the world. Our Bio-VitalTM compost is used to remediate degraded soil and enhance conditions for growing fresh organic produce. This specialist aerobic thermal compost is used to enhance raised growing beds and aquaponic systems.

Depending on local conditions and requirements our modular farming system can include market gardens with raised garden beds, roofed greenhouses, annual row cropping and Permaculture forests. The gardens self-propagate providing on-going seed supply.

Chickens, geese, ducks, and guinea fowl are an essential part of the Hidden Garden design. They help control insects and weeds control and provide eggs and fertiliser. Hidden Garden Sustainable Farms favours Chicken Caravan systems which allows us to move the chickens around, giving them an open area to forage.

The ultimate vision for our farms is that they will be run off the grid, with all electricity and water coming from the site itself. All roofed structures will capture and store water, and if needed other methods for storing water in-ground will also be used. Power from solar and wind generation will be introduced on appropriate sites to supply the farm with its energy needs.

A Hidden Garden Farm is a truly sustainable waste to resource project. view all
 

 
 
 Purely organic and based on natural biological farming techniques – we compost community waste bringing land back to life…we can farm practically anywhere!

Our farms are designed to be completely self-sustaining. We build fertility by converting community waste into the very best compost. Bio-Vital™ compost was developed by co-founder, Paul Taylor over four decades of research and application on degraded systems all over the world. Our Bio-VitalTM compost is used to remediate degraded soil and enhance conditions for growing fresh organic produce. This specialist aerobic thermal compost is used to enhance raised growing beds and aquaponic systems.

Depending on local conditions and requirements our modular farming system can include market gardens with raised garden beds, roofed greenhouses, annual row cropping and Permaculture forests. The gardens self-propagate providing on-going seed supply.

Chickens, geese, ducks, and guinea fowl are an essential part of the Hidden Garden design. They help control insects and weeds control and provide eggs and fertiliser. Hidden Garden Sustainable Farms favours Chicken Caravan systems which allows us to move the chickens around, giving them an open area to forage.

The ultimate vision for our farms is that they will be run off the grid, with all electricity and water coming from the site itself. All roofed structures will capture and store water, and if needed other methods for storing water in-ground will also be used. Power from solar and wind generation will be introduced on appropriate sites to supply the farm with its energy needs.

A Hidden Garden Farm is a truly sustainable waste to resource project.
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‘food for free’ course (2 days) $500 + GST

Marketplacehidden garden posted the article • 0 comments • 255 views • 2019-06-29 15:09 • came from similar tags

 

 
 Learn how to grow healthy, living organic food for free through our introductory Permaculture course and further your journey of knowledge into food self-reliance. Empower yourself and become part of the solution towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Design and manage your own sustainable food production system – from backyard vegetable gardens, to hobby farms and larger-scale ventures.

Topics include:

Principles of Permaculture
Understanding soil fertility and plant nutrition
The benefits of organics and soil microbiology
Permaculture design to achieve sustainability
How to make, manage and apply high value compost
Specialist ‘Compost Tea’ as a liquid plant and soil pro-biotic

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

Two days of theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$500 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night view all
 

 
 Learn how to grow healthy, living organic food for free through our introductory Permaculture course and further your journey of knowledge into food self-reliance. Empower yourself and become part of the solution towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Design and manage your own sustainable food production system – from backyard vegetable gardens, to hobby farms and larger-scale ventures.

Topics include:

Principles of Permaculture
Understanding soil fertility and plant nutrition
The benefits of organics and soil microbiology
Permaculture design to achieve sustainability
How to make, manage and apply high value compost
Specialist ‘Compost Tea’ as a liquid plant and soil pro-biotic

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

Two days of theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$500 + GST

Accommodation options:


Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night
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sustainable soil management (5 days) $1,200 + GST

Marketplacehidden garden posted the article • 0 comments • 234 views • 2019-06-29 15:05 • came from similar tags

 

 
 
 The unprecedented global demand of modern agriculture is unsustainable. It depletes the soil and strips it of long-term nutrients. This course focuses on the relationship between the health of the soil and its ability to produce high quality, healthy food. We demystify the complex sciences of soil microbiology and plant nutrition to bring you a cutting edge system of sustainable soil management.

Hidden Garden’s Bio-Vital™ system for sustainable soil management redefines sustainable agriculture and Permaculture practices and teaches how to build soil fertility to improve production and reduce input cost. With our ‘Specialist Composting Made Easy’ method you’ll learn how to convert local resources and common waste products into high value, ‘smells good’ compost. You’ll gain hands-on experience making powerful organic, bio-fertilisers from commonly available materials for just a few cents per litre.

Topics include:

Compost made easy – the Bio-Vital™ approach
Making soil pro-biotic – a simple easy system for building soil fertility
Making bio-fertilisers – feed your plants and your soils – a cost-effective solution to increased production

You will leave this course with enough experience to be able to apply this new generation of organic management.

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

5 days intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$1,200 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night view all
 

 
 
 The unprecedented global demand of modern agriculture is unsustainable. It depletes the soil and strips it of long-term nutrients. This course focuses on the relationship between the health of the soil and its ability to produce high quality, healthy food. We demystify the complex sciences of soil microbiology and plant nutrition to bring you a cutting edge system of sustainable soil management.

Hidden Garden’s Bio-Vital™ system for sustainable soil management redefines sustainable agriculture and Permaculture practices and teaches how to build soil fertility to improve production and reduce input cost. With our ‘Specialist Composting Made Easy’ method you’ll learn how to convert local resources and common waste products into high value, ‘smells good’ compost. You’ll gain hands-on experience making powerful organic, bio-fertilisers from commonly available materials for just a few cents per litre.

Topics include:

Compost made easy – the Bio-Vital™ approach
Making soil pro-biotic – a simple easy system for building soil fertility
Making bio-fertilisers – feed your plants and your soils – a cost-effective solution to increased production

You will leave this course with enough experience to be able to apply this new generation of organic management.

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

5 days intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$1,200 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night
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permaculture design certificate (10 days) $2,000 + GST

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Learners will receive in-depth practical knowledge over this intensive 10 day Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), which delivers 72 hours of life-changing Permaculture learning and techniques and is a prerequisite course for the Diploma in Permaculture Design. Qualified, passionate instructors teach you to grow more resilient, productive gardens and properties guided by nature and aided by science and technology through Hidden Garden’s cutting edge Bio-Vital™ approach.

Regardless of your background or country of origin, this Permaculture certification will equip you with the skills to design and implement Permaculture into your home projects or professional environments from urban back-yard plots and Permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.

Topics include:

Theory and principles of Permaculture
Eco-friendly house placement and design
Energy conservation techniques for cold climates
Recycling and waste management
Organic food production
Water harvesting and management
Ecological pest control
Drought-proofing
Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
Livestock
Aquaculture
Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
Windbreaks and fire control

The foundation for this PDC course is A Permaculture Designers’ Manual by Bill Mollison and is distributed to students on the first day. The Manual is included in the cost of the course tuition.

Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course.

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

10 days intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$2,000 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night view all
 
 

 
Learners will receive in-depth practical knowledge over this intensive 10 day Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), which delivers 72 hours of life-changing Permaculture learning and techniques and is a prerequisite course for the Diploma in Permaculture Design. Qualified, passionate instructors teach you to grow more resilient, productive gardens and properties guided by nature and aided by science and technology through Hidden Garden’s cutting edge Bio-Vital™ approach.

Regardless of your background or country of origin, this Permaculture certification will equip you with the skills to design and implement Permaculture into your home projects or professional environments from urban back-yard plots and Permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.

Topics include:

Theory and principles of Permaculture
Eco-friendly house placement and design
Energy conservation techniques for cold climates
Recycling and waste management
Organic food production
Water harvesting and management
Ecological pest control
Drought-proofing
Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
Livestock
Aquaculture
Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
Windbreaks and fire control

The foundation for this PDC course is A Permaculture Designers’ Manual by Bill Mollison and is distributed to students on the first day. The Manual is included in the cost of the course tuition.

Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course.

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

10 days intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes

$2,000 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night
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micro earthworks workshop (1 day) $250 + GST

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A practical Permaculture earthworks workshop that explores the relationship between water and land. Turn your farm, community project or urban garden into a living ecosystem.




Topics include:

Soil and water management
Swale construction
Water harvesting
Ponds and dams
Designs for production
Drought proofing
Habitat creation

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Dates subject to student numbers and seasonality enquire today with Mark Bennett + 61 (0)403 004 888

Included:

One day workshop of theory and practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Workshop notes view all

 


A practical Permaculture earthworks workshop that explores the relationship between water and land. Turn your farm, community project or urban garden into a living ecosystem.




Topics include:

Soil and water management
Swale construction
Water harvesting
Ponds and dams
Designs for production
Drought proofing
Habitat creation

Details & cost:

Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island
When: Dates subject to student numbers and seasonality enquire today with Mark Bennett + 61 (0)403 004 888

Included:

One day workshop of theory and practical sessions
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Workshop notes
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practical permaculture internship (6 weeks) $6,000 + GST

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 Ask about our next internship dates by calling Mark Bennett +61 403004888

A Permaculture internship on Christmas Island’s Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm is a one-of-a-kind experience. Much more than a Permaculture farm, Hidden Garden offers a unique opportunity to be part of a ground breaking project that is literally breathing the life back into the land – degraded and depleted after decades of mining. Set against the back-drop of one of the world’s most diverse ecologies, Christmas Island is surrounded by abundant marine life, unique eco-systems and pristine oceans.

Our six week practical Permaculture internships are for anyone interested in living a more sustainable self-reliant and resilient lifestyle as a productive citizen of our one and only planet. Study the principles of Permaculture and the art of more sustainable living with our qualified and passionate Hidden Garden team working together to realise the common goal of quality local food production, regardless of where you live. To promote and grow organic foods that are not only better for you but ‘cheaper’ because there is more food at a lesser environmental cost. Less food miles, less food storage and packaging, less toxic chemicals, less water, and less distribution cost! We’re a mix of part science, part technology and part heritage farming. We grow low input high yielding organic produce working alongside nature. We make use of local waste streams turning them into resources, aided by science and technology, to accelerate naturally occurring processes.
 
 
 
 
example curriculum

week 1

Monday

Introduction to Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm

Tuesday – Wednesday ‘Food for Free’ 
Learn how to grow healthy, living organic food for free through our introductory Permaculture course and further your journey of knowledge into food self-reliance. Empower yourself and become part of the solution towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Design and manage your own sustainable food production system – from backyard vegetable gardens, to hobby farms and larger-scale ventures.

Topics include:

Principles of Permaculture
Understanding soil fertility and plant nutrition
The benefits of organics and soil health
Permaculture as a design science for ethical human settlement
How to make, manage and apply high value compost
Aerated, specialist ‘Compost Tea’ as a liquid plant and soil pro-biotic

Thursday – Friday
Introduction to sustainable horticulture and farm management. Understanding whole systems management for improving production, eliminating waste and advancing production.

Weekend
Free time to explore the island. More than 60% of the island is national park with a remarkable ecology and kilometres of trails to explore.




weeks 2 and 3

Monday to Friday – Permaculture Design Certificate 

Learners will receive in-depth practical knowledge over this intensive 10 day Permaculture Design Certificate which delivers 72 hours of life-changing Permaculture learning and techniques. Qualified, passionate instructors teach you to grow more resilient, productive gardens and properties guided by nature and aided by science and technology through Hidden Garden’s patented Bio-Vital™ approach.

Regardless of your background or country of origin this Certificate course will equip you with the skills to design and implement Permaculture into your home projects or professional environments from urban back-yard plots and Permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.

Topics include:

The importance of water ‘self-reliance’
Water management, collection and storage
Greenhouse technology and management
Propagation and seed saving
Earthworks

Weekends
Free time to explore the island.




week 4

Monday – Friday Practical Farm Skills 

Learn about the Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm design and get practical hands on knowledge with each system. Understand farm skills including Permaculture Principles, tools, equipment, greenhouses, open row systems, irrigation and water management, team building.

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




week 5

Monday to Friday

Sustainable soil management – redefining sustainable agriculture from the ground up.

The unprecedented global demand of modern agriculture is unsustainable. It depletes the soil and strips it of long-term nutrients. This PDC course focuses on the relationship between the health of the soil and its ability to produce high quality, healthy food. We demystify the complex sciences of soil microbiology and plant nutrition to bring you a cutting edge system of sustainable soil management.
Hidden Garden’s Bio-Vital™ system for sustainable soil management redefines sustainable agriculture and Permaculture practices and teaches how to build soil fertility to improve production and reduce input cost. With our ‘Specialist Composting Made Easy’ method you’ll learn how to convert local resources and common waste products into high value, ‘smells good’ compost. You’ll gain hands-on experience making powerful organic, bio-fertilisers from commonly available materials for just a few cents per litre.

Topics include:

Compost made easy – the Bio-Vital™ approach
Making soil pro-biotic – a simple easy system for building soil fertility
Making bio-fertilisers – feed your plants and your soils – a cost-effective solution to increased production

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




week 6

Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday

Integrating knowledge – practical on farm experience.

Following the sustainable soils management course instruction and introduction to process in the field, we extend our knowledge through further real-life practical experiences on the farm. We learn how to manage composting over time, make, monitor and amend bio-fertilisers, use compost for accelerating plant growth and build soil fertility. We apply bio-fertiliser as foliar sprays and soil drenches and get familiar with the techniques and equipment required to set up systems that apply to home gardens and commercially productive systems. You will become confident with the system and techniques and to be able to apply the methodologies in the field, on the farm, as a productive gardener and as a teacher or consultant.

Wednesday: Micro Earthworks Workshop
A practical Permaculture earthworks workshop that explores the relationship between water and land. Turn your farm, community project or urban garden into a living ecosystem.

Topics include:

Soil and water management
Swales
Water harvesting
Ponds and dams
Drought proofing
Habitat

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




Further details & cost:
Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island

When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

140 hours intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions – 7am – 4pm
9 days ‘on farm’ work-experience (7am – 1pm hours tbc)
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes and manual

$6,000 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night


  view all
 

 
 
 Ask about our next internship dates by calling Mark Bennett +61 403004888

A Permaculture internship on Christmas Island’s Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm is a one-of-a-kind experience. Much more than a Permaculture farm, Hidden Garden offers a unique opportunity to be part of a ground breaking project that is literally breathing the life back into the land – degraded and depleted after decades of mining. Set against the back-drop of one of the world’s most diverse ecologies, Christmas Island is surrounded by abundant marine life, unique eco-systems and pristine oceans.

Our six week practical Permaculture internships are for anyone interested in living a more sustainable self-reliant and resilient lifestyle as a productive citizen of our one and only planet. Study the principles of Permaculture and the art of more sustainable living with our qualified and passionate Hidden Garden team working together to realise the common goal of quality local food production, regardless of where you live. To promote and grow organic foods that are not only better for you but ‘cheaper’ because there is more food at a lesser environmental cost. Less food miles, less food storage and packaging, less toxic chemicals, less water, and less distribution cost! We’re a mix of part science, part technology and part heritage farming. We grow low input high yielding organic produce working alongside nature. We make use of local waste streams turning them into resources, aided by science and technology, to accelerate naturally occurring processes.
 
 
 
 
example curriculum

week 1

Monday


Introduction to Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm

Tuesday – Wednesday ‘Food for Free’ 
Learn how to grow healthy, living organic food for free through our introductory Permaculture course and further your journey of knowledge into food self-reliance. Empower yourself and become part of the solution towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Design and manage your own sustainable food production system – from backyard vegetable gardens, to hobby farms and larger-scale ventures.

Topics include:

Principles of Permaculture
Understanding soil fertility and plant nutrition
The benefits of organics and soil health
Permaculture as a design science for ethical human settlement
How to make, manage and apply high value compost
Aerated, specialist ‘Compost Tea’ as a liquid plant and soil pro-biotic

Thursday – Friday
Introduction to sustainable horticulture and farm management. Understanding whole systems management for improving production, eliminating waste and advancing production.

Weekend
Free time to explore the island. More than 60% of the island is national park with a remarkable ecology and kilometres of trails to explore.




weeks 2 and 3

Monday to Friday – Permaculture Design Certificate 


Learners will receive in-depth practical knowledge over this intensive 10 day Permaculture Design Certificate which delivers 72 hours of life-changing Permaculture learning and techniques. Qualified, passionate instructors teach you to grow more resilient, productive gardens and properties guided by nature and aided by science and technology through Hidden Garden’s patented Bio-Vital™ approach.

Regardless of your background or country of origin this Certificate course will equip you with the skills to design and implement Permaculture into your home projects or professional environments from urban back-yard plots and Permaculture systems to small farms and community projects.

Topics include:

The importance of water ‘self-reliance’
Water management, collection and storage
Greenhouse technology and management
Propagation and seed saving
Earthworks

Weekends
Free time to explore the island.




week 4

Monday – Friday Practical Farm Skills 


Learn about the Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm design and get practical hands on knowledge with each system. Understand farm skills including Permaculture Principles, tools, equipment, greenhouses, open row systems, irrigation and water management, team building.

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




week 5

Monday to Friday


Sustainable soil management – redefining sustainable agriculture from the ground up.

The unprecedented global demand of modern agriculture is unsustainable. It depletes the soil and strips it of long-term nutrients. This PDC course focuses on the relationship between the health of the soil and its ability to produce high quality, healthy food. We demystify the complex sciences of soil microbiology and plant nutrition to bring you a cutting edge system of sustainable soil management.
Hidden Garden’s Bio-Vital™ system for sustainable soil management redefines sustainable agriculture and Permaculture practices and teaches how to build soil fertility to improve production and reduce input cost. With our ‘Specialist Composting Made Easy’ method you’ll learn how to convert local resources and common waste products into high value, ‘smells good’ compost. You’ll gain hands-on experience making powerful organic, bio-fertilisers from commonly available materials for just a few cents per litre.

Topics include:

Compost made easy – the Bio-Vital™ approach
Making soil pro-biotic – a simple easy system for building soil fertility
Making bio-fertilisers – feed your plants and your soils – a cost-effective solution to increased production

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




week 6

Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday


Integrating knowledge – practical on farm experience.

Following the sustainable soils management course instruction and introduction to process in the field, we extend our knowledge through further real-life practical experiences on the farm. We learn how to manage composting over time, make, monitor and amend bio-fertilisers, use compost for accelerating plant growth and build soil fertility. We apply bio-fertiliser as foliar sprays and soil drenches and get familiar with the techniques and equipment required to set up systems that apply to home gardens and commercially productive systems. You will become confident with the system and techniques and to be able to apply the methodologies in the field, on the farm, as a productive gardener and as a teacher or consultant.

Wednesday: Micro Earthworks Workshop
A practical Permaculture earthworks workshop that explores the relationship between water and land. Turn your farm, community project or urban garden into a living ecosystem.

Topics include:

Soil and water management
Swales
Water harvesting
Ponds and dams
Drought proofing
Habitat

Weekend
Free time to explore the island.




Further details & cost:
Where: Hidden Garden Farm Christmas Island

When: Course times subject to student numbers and seasonality. Contact Mark Bennett for further information +61 (0) 403 004 888

Included:

140 hours intensive theory and hands-on practical sessions – 7am – 4pm
9 days ‘on farm’ work-experience (7am – 1pm hours tbc)
Transfers to and from your Christmas Island accommodation to Hidden Garden Farm site
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea
Course notes and manual

$6,000 + GST

Accommodation options:

Backpacker $50 per person, per night
2.5 star $100 per room, per night for two people, single supplement
3.5 star $200 per room, per night


 
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Purely organic and based on natural biological farming techniques – we compost community waste bringing land back to life

Othershidden garden posted the article • 0 comments • 232 views • 2019-06-29 14:51 • came from similar tags

 

 
 
 Purely organic and based on natural biological farming techniques – we compost community waste bringing land back to life…we can farm practically anywhere!

Our farms are designed to be completely self-sustaining. We build fertility by converting community waste into the very best compost. Bio-Vital™ compost was developed by co-founder, Paul Taylor over four decades of research and application on degraded systems all over the world. Our Bio-VitalTM compost is used to remediate degraded soil and enhance conditions for growing fresh organic produce. This specialist aerobic thermal compost is used to enhance raised growing beds and aquaponic systems.

Depending on local conditions and requirements our modular farming system can include market gardens with raised garden beds, roofed greenhouses, annual row cropping and Permaculture forests. The gardens self-propagate providing on-going seed supply.

Chickens, geese, ducks, and guinea fowl are an essential part of the Hidden Garden design. They help control insects and weeds control and provide eggs and fertiliser. Hidden Garden Sustainable Farms favours Chicken Caravan systems which allows us to move the chickens around, giving them an open area to forage.

The ultimate vision for our farms is that they will be run off the grid, with all electricity and water coming from the site itself. All roofed structures will capture and store water, and if needed other methods for storing water in-ground will also be used. Power from solar and wind generation will be introduced on appropriate sites to supply the farm with its energy needs.

A Hidden Garden Farm is a truly sustainable waste to resource project. view all
 

 
 
 Purely organic and based on natural biological farming techniques – we compost community waste bringing land back to life…we can farm practically anywhere!

Our farms are designed to be completely self-sustaining. We build fertility by converting community waste into the very best compost. Bio-Vital™ compost was developed by co-founder, Paul Taylor over four decades of research and application on degraded systems all over the world. Our Bio-VitalTM compost is used to remediate degraded soil and enhance conditions for growing fresh organic produce. This specialist aerobic thermal compost is used to enhance raised growing beds and aquaponic systems.

Depending on local conditions and requirements our modular farming system can include market gardens with raised garden beds, roofed greenhouses, annual row cropping and Permaculture forests. The gardens self-propagate providing on-going seed supply.

Chickens, geese, ducks, and guinea fowl are an essential part of the Hidden Garden design. They help control insects and weeds control and provide eggs and fertiliser. Hidden Garden Sustainable Farms favours Chicken Caravan systems which allows us to move the chickens around, giving them an open area to forage.

The ultimate vision for our farms is that they will be run off the grid, with all electricity and water coming from the site itself. All roofed structures will capture and store water, and if needed other methods for storing water in-ground will also be used. Power from solar and wind generation will be introduced on appropriate sites to supply the farm with its energy needs.

A Hidden Garden Farm is a truly sustainable waste to resource project.