inThe Kitchen Garden with Mickey

Join Mickey Robertson in her Kitchen Garden at Glenmore - a working garden full of constant activity, where change occurs daily through all the phases of growth and yield, beauty, abundance and expiration.  

There is much to learn - whichever month, whatever season. The art of Kitchen Gardening is to be found in spontaneity (as well as practicality!) and in attending these sessions with Mickey, you will grasp the beating heart of the garden, the full circle of vegetable gardening and glean a true understanding of absolute seasonality.

Discussion and example on the days will encompass whichever tasks are relevant to the moment - from the care and nurture of all veg during their growing season (using organic principles of course), the upheaval of crop rotation, staking and support structures, soil, compost, watering, tonics and seed collecting, through to the aesthetics and design of a Kitchen Garden. The days will simply reflect all that is relevant to the season and moment, so you can absorb the information at an unhurried pace. 

Mickey suggests it's in the Kitchen Garden that you may make your biggest gardening mistakes - as they will inevitably be short-lived, for the Kitchen Garden in particular, is ephemeral: here today, gone tomorrow, either eaten or expired, and the time will soon be right to begin the entire process with your newfound wisdom all over again. 

Gardener or no, there will be much to absorb and enjoy:  Learn, dream, eat, be inspired.....

These days begin at 10am with morning tea (and home made seasonal cake of course!) followed by an introduction to Kitchen Gardening in the Dairy, then an immersive session inspecting each of the beds in the Kitchen Garden....right through to the compost.  A garden-inspired, seasonal lunch follows, with the day ending at around 3pm.  You are welcome to linger longer in the garden and the Barn is open after lunch.