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Animals - Integrated Production Systems - PDC

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3 May 2024, Friday 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Mullumbimby, NSW 12 $160.00

 

Introduction:

Learn how to incorporate animals into the design of your garden or food production system to increase its overall abundance, simplify management and optimise the health and productivity of your chickens, cows and other animals. This workshop includes a field trip exploring local animal production systems where we can experience successful integrative animal systems that can be implemented at various scales from the backyard to commercial.

Topics covered include:

Integration not Segregation
Role and Importance of Animals in Permaculture
Overview of Common domestic animals and wildlife
Choosing Breeds
Reviving and preserving heritage utility breeds
Animal Welfare and Care

This course module is one of 14 which make up the internationally renowned Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

You are welcome to attend just this module to learn the skills outlined above (without doing the other modules), but if you wish to gain the Permaculture Design Certificate you must complete all modules within a 12 mth timeframe and satisfactorily complete an Individual Permaculture Design Project.

Past Student Feedback

"Super clear & easy to follow." Kate Newman
"Absolutely loved the day with Sharon. Her knowledge and teaching were insightful & inspirational." Kim Potter
"Great overview of all types of animals used in permaculture. Really great to start day inside, then go outside to see the animals in action." Kelly Price

What to bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • Lunch and refreshments

What to wear

There may be hands on learning components in outdoor locations so please wear comfortable outdoor work clothes when needed, this includes:

  • Sturdy covered shoes or boots
  • Appropriate long pants
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Gardening gloves

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will include your receipt and inform you of the dates, times and venue for your course. It will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!