The Autumn Frenzy

The Autumn Frenzy


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Type

Online Seminar

Without a doubt, early autumn is the time of year where we have the most leverage in a vegetable garden. The weather is fine and there’s rain on the way, making for prime growing conditions.

The crossover between the warm and cool season in a mediterranean climate traditionally involves harvesting, processing, pickling, drying, sorting and storing the last of the summer bounty whilst simultaneously preparing for and planting the first autumn crops. We literally harvest the last of green beans to make way for the broccoli seedlings.

The list of vegetables we can plant at this time of year is extensive – carrots, peas, lettuce, spinach, spring onions, leeks, beetroot, parsnips, broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, turnip, swedes, fennel, celery, radish, rocket, coriander, dill, garlic etc… and we haven’t even started on the flowers and herbs yet. Growing a diversity of plants in the garden not only provides us with a bountiful harvest, but also does wonders for the soil.

There’s no time to wait if we want to take advantage of the season before us, so let’s get growing!

Topics we’ll cover in the webinar include:

  • when to plant what
  • preparing the soil
  • pest management
  • plant nutrition
  • direct seeding and raising seedlings
  • companions and rotations
  • soil building cover crop combos

About the presenter:

Mark Tupman of Productive Ecology has been actively involved in the fields of organic/biodynamic production, permaculture, sustainability, agro-ecology and holistic management for the last three decades.

He has been worked in a number of educational, research, community and commercial projects throughout Western Australia and in between times, managed orchards, livestock and market garden enterprises on various properties.

His consultation and education business, Productive Ecology, specialises in the establishment and management of integrated living production systems to improve ecological and economical outcomes for growers.

He also works part time as the Witchcliffe Ecovillage horticulture manager and is a project advisor and content creator for the Lower Blackwood Catchment LCDC.


  • Diploma in Horticulture
  • Certificate in Permaculture Design
  • AEA – Precision Nutrition and Redox Courses
  • Total Grazing Academy Program
  • Biodynamics 2024 – Introduction to Biodynamics Workshop
  • NTS Nutrition Farming Series
  • RegenAG Course
  • Mulloon Institute – Rehydrating Your Farm Landscape
  • Soil Land Food – Planning Your Farm Landscape
  • Cert IV in Training & Assessment

PermacultureWest members’ tickets are discounted to $5 and non-members are $10. To become a member and avail of the discounted tickets, go here.

Presenter: Mark Tupman
Date & Time: 10:00am – 11:30am, Sunday 25th of February 2024
Venue: Online via Zoom
Cost: PermacultureWest financial members – $5, non-members – $10
Registration: Humanitix