Advanced Permaculture: Animals in a Permaculture System
Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM (PDT)
In this advanced course you’l learn concepts and skills related to designing and implementing permaculture systems with animals. You’ll gain hands-on experience with chickens, sheep, cattle and bees as well as learn how wildlife and humanlife create functional relationships that lead to healthy habitats.
Some of the topics we’ll cover include:
- Livestock care and handling
- Holistic Management and grazing principles
- Pastured poultry systems
- Small animal production and functions
- Animals in urban and suburban permaculture
- Forage production
- Hunting and trapping
- Firearms safety
- Integrating animals and cropping systems
- Holistic vet care
Wayne Weiseman, director of the Permaculture Project, is returning for his third summer teaching at Crazy Rooster Farm. In addition to Wayne we will also have some guest instructors. Victor Suarez will share his experience teaching the . Jake Hartnett, who is a grazing consultant for Thousand Hills Cattle and manages a large grass-fed herd in northern WI, will share his extensive knowledge of fencing and mob grazing. Other guest instructors TBD.
The cost of the course is $1200 including food and camping on the farm. Two work-study scholarships are also available.
Reserve your space with a $200 deposit. We'll refund your deposit if you cancel 30 days before the course.