This survey aims to take a quick snapshot of small-scale market gardening in Australia. We (Nat Wiseman and Emmy King) developed it because as fellow market gardeners, we want to know how everyone is doing out there! Are we making a living? Or just scraping by? Or somewhere in-between?
The results of this survey will be presented and work-shopped as part of Deep Winter 2017. These results will hopefully give market gardeners, particularly beginners, some realistic (i.e. local) numbers to plan/expand their businesses, and also to provide a benchmark for more experienced growers to compare with. It will also be used to feed into a more in-depth research project conducted by Emmy as part of her Masters over the next few years. Any data for this in-depth project will be kept anonymous, but you have an option to share your name and farm name for discussion at Deep Winter if you wish, or can remain anonymous for both.
Survey respondents will also get a summary report of the final results after Deep Winter 2017 - the more respondents the merrier and the more inclusive the results will be.
The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
If you have any feedback, email Nat at email@example.com