Advanced Backyard Vegetable Growing

Have you tried growing vegetables?  Would you like to become more productive?

Join local Urban Famer, Steven Hoepfner and Market Gardener, Nat Wiseman for a full day and a half of hands-on knowledge for flourishing backyard vegetables.

Get set for the spring growing season and then bring all your questions (joys and frustations) back to Steve and Nat in a follow up session on Saturday 4th February 2017.

Steve and Nat will cover

  • site selection

  • soil fertility and advanced soil preparation

  • tool selection and use

  • what to plant when

  • propagation techniques

Steven Hoepfner is passionate about Ecology, growing food and re-localising food production. He began growing veggies by accident in his Qld backyard in 2006 and has been hooked on fresh, tasty and wholesome home-grown produce ever since. Steven has been employed in Ireland growing veggies in a kitchen garden for a local restaurant, managed a large market garden and orchard in the Adelaide Hills and now runs Wagtail Urban Farm in Mitchell Park. Steven also offers his services in the Adelaide metropolitan area as an edible landscape and local native gardener through his own business, Earth Right. ( When not gardening, Steven can be found in the wilds foraging for tasty and nutritious morsels to add to his dinner plate.

Nat Wiseman began his gardening journey 10 years ago growing herbs in pots in a rental property. While he experienced a fair share of failures, the successes encouraged him to try to grow more and more food. In 2008 he completed a Permaculture Design Certificate, and in 2012 he set out to do a market garden internship at Allsun Farm in NSW. Coming back to Adelaide after this experience, he co-founded Wagtail Urban Farm with fellow workshop presenter Steven Hoepfner and a friend. After two years growing and selling vegetables on less than 200 square meters, Nat decided to take the plunge and establish a half-acre (2000 sq m.) market garden in the Aldinga Arts EcoVillage, called Village Greens of Willunga Creek ( Here he and 2 friends grow more than 40 crops that are sold locally to the ecovillage, as well as local residents and city restaurants. He is passionate about all aspects of local food and sharing his knowledge to help others grow their own!

Brought to you by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board


9am-5pm @ the Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide + 9-11:30 Follow Up Session on Saturday 4 February 2017

$85 for one and a half days

You will receive your very own Gundaroo Tiller oscillating stirrup hoe and a light lunch, tea/coffee throughout the day


August 13, 2016 at 9:00am - 5pm
The Joinery
Adelaide Sustainability Centre · · (08) 7123 2166
$85.00 AUD · Purchase tickets
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