Sat, Mar 23|
Small Farm Animal Management with Permaculture
Learn how to select the appropriate animals for your small farm, based on their Needs, Products, Behaviors & Characteristics! Learn 'animal care' management skills and understand the role of poultry, bees, pigs, goats, sheep & rabbits and how they integrate into your urban or rural homestead.
Time & Location
Mar 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Limestone Permaculture, 846 The Bucketts Way, Stroud Road NSW 2415, Australia
About the Event
In Permaculture, animals are of the utmost importance for maintaining the balance on your Urban or Rural Homestead!
Learn how each species connects & relates to each other & to their surrounding environment, understand selection and management of different types of animals in a permaculture design.
Understand the roles of poultry, bees, pigs, goats, sheep & rabbits and their integration into your farm & homestead garden.
Learn to utilise animals in a caring way, whether you breed for food, friendship or income, they can earn their keep too and assist you in the garden, such as insect and weed control, naturally fertilise, act as property guards & recycle green waste.
We will discuss the benefits and difficulties of free range animal management and how to supply them feed from your garden.
• Functions of animals in a permaculture system
• Locating animals in a permaculture system
• Plant selection for livestock health (Fodder & Medicinal)
• Natural worming & lice control
• Animal water supply
• Animals for Garden Pest management
• Grass & Weed control
• Shelter for animals - natural & purpose built shelter
• Animal husbandry
• Raising & maintaing animals
• Use of animal manure
So whether you breed for food, friendship, function, income or a combination of all four, animals are vital to the farm & garden.
Course Cost: $195.00 per person
Session: 9am to 4pm
Location: LIMESTONE FARM > 846 The Bucketts Way, STROUD ROAD. NSW 2415
Inclusions: Workshop notes
Catering: Farm Fresh, Seasonally Inspired Wholefood Morning Tea & Lunch set amongst a country backdrop with Organic Tea's, Coffee and healthy Pro-Biotic Punch throughout the day.
What to Wear: Full covered shoes (Gumboots if wet) / Your favourite Gardening Wear, Hat & Gloves
These workshops are a mix of classroom presentations, practical exercises & field discussions all on working a Permaculture Farm.
Permaculture Animal Management
846 The Bucketts way, STROUD ROAD. 2415 NSW