Growing the Braidwood Garlic Growers

Richard with soil moisture and pH probe

Richard Walker with the soil moisture probe available to garlic grower project participants at cost price from Landmark.

Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Group has sponsored the Braidwood Garlic Growers Group in a project funded by the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grant Program.

An important update is that Braidwood Landmark is now stocking soil moisture probes which are being made available at cost price to project participants. Please go along and pick yours up. Each participant also gets a $50 discount off the purchase price of $79, which is part of the soil testing activity. See the recording requirements below.

Here are some project resources:

Here are some other important links:

Braidwood is the potential garlic capital of Australia. The soils, seasons and water availability all lend themselves to excellent cold climate annual crops. We also have a highly altered natural environment from intensive farming and mining through the 1800s and early 1900s. Most of the agricultural land is used for broad acre grazing, with relatively low value-per-hectare produce. This project will demonstrate the potential for garlic to enhance economic resilience, agricultural profitability and sustainability around Braidwood. It will establish field trials of different varieties and growing regimes, generate knowledge about disease-free seed sources, balance profitability with the protection of natural heritage, and communicate results effectively. It will also involve biodiversity plantings and management of ecosystem values alongside garlic crops.

 

Here is a link to a project outline.

Here is the first article about the project to be published in the Braidwood Times.

Here is the second article, on “Growth in the Braidwood Garlic Growers“.

garlic stored green

Garlic stored green. Photo by Carol Kindrachuk

 

The project is being organised by:

  • Bronwyn Richards – Project Leader
  • Rebecca Klomp – Project Coordinator – email upper.shoalhaven.coordinator@gmail.com, 48422594
  • Colin McLean – Authorised Person
  • The USLC committee are on the financial decision making committee.

 

The Braidwood Garlic Growers now have a Website

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1 comment for “Growing the Braidwood Garlic Growers

  1. Sean Boyle
    February 5, 2016 at 12:19 am

    I have been growing garlic in Mongarlowe on a very small scale with good results for a number of years just for family and friends but have been thinking of planting a larger area

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