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Springfield Farm Home Grown Retreat, Southern Highlands

The Home Grown retreat is an invitation to participate in a positive and empowering response to chaos and uncertainty – permaculture. In its simplest form permaculture is a highly efficient way of growing your own food in harmony with nature – good for you and good for the planet.

Home Grown: An Introduction To Permaculture – 28 – 30 August

Home Grown is a hands-on, practical skills-based weekend designed to teach guests how to grow their own food. Guests will be part of a small group, with their hands in the dirt during the day, whilst enjoying luxury accommodation and food direct from the garden prepared by Springfield’s incredible Chef Eilish.

The workshops include an informative introduction to permaculture, with focus its practical implementation in the context of home gardens. Most of the time will be spent in the garden learning about seed raising, composting, and caring for a garden. Permaculture applies a systems thinking approach to sustainability based on indigenous and natural systems, and Home Grown makes it easy for you to begin this exciting journey.

Attendees will learn about the basic concepts of permaculture as they benefit from Farmer Pete’s 30 years experience as both an inspirational leader and a passionate hobby farmer. Home Grown is co-facilitated by the extraordinary Moss Vale Community Garden Guru, Jill Cockram.


All workshops and materials for lectures and learning

Farm-to-table organic dining prepared by Michelin-trained Chef Eilish

Luxury Accommodation ranging from shared rooms to exclusive super king suites


For stays from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 August


From $775 for 2 nights twin share



SOURCE: Springfield Farm