Growing Great Veggies

Take vegetable growing to the next level

Join local urban farmer Steven Hoepfner, and market gardener Nat Wiseman, for a full day and a half to learn how to get your garden flourishing year round.

Learn about:

  • Site selection
  • Soil fertility and advanced soil preparation
  • Organic pest management
  • Tool selection and use
  • In ground and above ground options
  • What to plant when
  • Propagation techniques.


Full day: Sunday 2 April 2017 | 9am-5pm

Includes catering, 'what to plant' chart, and course notes.


Follow up half day: Sunday 8 October 2017 | 9am-1pm


Proudly brought to you by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and hosted by theAdelaide Sustainability Centre.


Steven Hoepfner is passionate about ecology, growing food and re-localising food production. He began growing veggies by accident in his Queensland 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 wild 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 New South Wales. He later returned to Adelaide and co-founded Wagtail Urban Farm with fellow workshop presenter and friend, Steven Hoepfner. After two years growing and selling vegetables on less than 200 square metres, Nat decided to take the plunge and establish a half-acre market garden in the Aldinga Arts EcoVillage called Village Greens of Willunga Creek. Here he and two 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!

April 02, 2017 at 9:00am - 5pm
The Joinery
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
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Diane Salvi · · (08) 7123 2166
$65.00 AUD · Purchase tickets

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