There is a global renaissance of market gardening and regenerative agriculture.
So much information is being freely shared, new tools being created and people being inspired. It is an exciting time!
Here at Freeman Farms we are making big plans for the future and hope to be providing many more jobs to those who want to grow food while healing the earth. There are also many other growers who have bought land and are starting the journey.
So there will be many jobs coming soon.
I have had chats to so many people who are wanting to transition away from their current jobs and start growing food. Here are some links as to where to start. I would give the advice to not start your own enterprise in any big way until you have digested all of these and spent some time volunteering or working on other peoples farms. And make sure you talk to all your local farmers before you just jump in, on the whole everyone will be very open and supportive of new growers. As a general rule I would also give the advice it’s probably better to work for someone else than to start your own business, you get all the nice aspects without all the boring business parts.
Anyways, here are my recommended links:
Videos to watch at night and in winter:
Richard Perkins: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrintegralpermanence
Neversink Farm: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp6Ia4JPJTrEJbhQ31EBRmg
Curtis Stone: https://www.youtube.com/user/urbanfarmercstone
In the Field Consultants: https://www.facebook.com/inthefieldconsultants/videos/2242959815726633/
Podcast to listen to in the car and garden:
Books to read:
So many, you can start here, Lean Farming is a very important thing to get your head around and read Koanga for NZ conditions.
Courses to take:
And stay tuned to our MAILING LIST for future classes.