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Introduction to Backyard Chicken Keeping, Canberra, 6 Nov 2016

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Introduction to Backyard Chicken Keeping

Sunday 6 November 2016 8.30am to 4 pm

Growing Vegies with Chooks in the City

36 Pandanus St, Fisher ACT 2611

Dreaming of collecting freshly laid eggs every morning but not sure where to start? This workshop will set you up with all you need to know to feel confident to keep healthy and happy back yard chooks.

mamma chickenDuring this workshop, you will learn how to handle a chicken and to conduct a basic health check. You will see and learn about the different approaches to keeping backyard chickens, considering the design that works best for you and your yard. You will review some commercially made feeding and watering options and learn effective ways for making your own.

This workshop will take place at the home of Leisa and James, where they use chickens to work and fertilize their urban homestead.

Workshop activities:

Backyard Chicken Keeping

Hands-on workshop will equip you with the basics of:

  • Anatomy and life cycle of a chook
  • Monitoring and assess health issues
  • Understanding egg production
  • Feed and water
  • Identify the right housing for your situation
  • Predator protection
  • Starting with chicks or older birds?
  • Different breeds of chickens
  • Roosters

You’ll go away from this workshop confident in your ability to keep chickens safe and healthy

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing and closed shoes
  • Sun hat, Sunscreen
  • Water bottle

A map of your block, with house orientation will be useful for reflections through the day.

Course Price: $150 for the day. $130 member price plus ‘early bird’ price for first 10 students.

Course price includes Note booklet.

Catering: The course will be fully catered with a wholesome lunch and morning snacks as well as tea and coffee.

Bookings:

If you are having trouble making an online booking for this course please email education(at) southernharvest.net.au

Date: Sunday 6 November, 2016

Time: 8.30am until 4pm

Price: $150. $130 for Early-bird bookings (up to 10) and members of Southern Harvest and partners.

Catering: Includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea.

Venue: 36 Pandanus St, Fisher ACT 2611

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Your instructor:
Leisa Porter is and ecologist and an urban homesteader living on a 700m2 block in Weston Creek, Canberra. Leisa spent her childhood and early adult life in the commercial poultry industry. Since then, she has been keeping a home flock through permaculture principles for close to 20 years. Leisa set up a Mandala system when she lived in Queensland and has experimented with a variety of urban rotation designs in Canberra.

Raising Animals Organically, Wynlen House Braidwood, Sunday 10 July

animalsRaising Animals Organically

(Poultry, Pigs and Sheep)
Sunday, July 10th, 10am to 3pm

Wynlen House, Braidwood, NSW

Ever wanted to know how to raise poultry, sheep or pigs humanely and according to organic principles?

The workshop is designed to introduce you to basic animal husbandry practices particularly humane handling, animal welfare and feeding.

Workshop activities:

Raising Animals Organically

Hands-on workshop will involved:

  • Housing and hygiene
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Basic healthcare
  • Handling and welfare
  • Manure management
  • Legislative requirements for keeping, transporting and slaughtering

You’ll go away from this workshop with the confidence to care for and manage poultry, sheep, pigs and other livestock so that they provide you and your family with the most delicious meat, eggs, milk and fibre.

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Wear warm clothing for the outdoors
  • Light weight gloves
  • Notebook and pen

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Course Price: $175 for the day with a light lunch and tea and coffee provided. Early bird price is $160 ‘early bird’ price for first 3 students.

Course price includes printed notes and a reference list and reference materials

Catering: The course will be fully catered with a wholesome lunch, morning snacks as well as tea and coffee.

Bookings:

 

Bookings:

If you have problems with making a booking, please email your booking to education@southernharvest.net.au

Date: Sunday 10 July

Time: 9.30 for 10.00am start until 3.00pm

Price: $175, $160 early bird for first 3 bookings

Catering: Includes Tea, Coffee and a Light Lunch

Venue: Wynlen House, Braidwood

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Bronwyn 2Your instructor: Bronwyn Richards from Wynlen House Slow Food Farm. Since moving to Braidwood in 2002 she has established an organic four season, slow food farm (cool climate) selling produce and raising farm animals (vegetables and meat) all year to consumers and local restaurants. She has a  also have a strong interest in, organic, sustainable and local food using agricultural systems that have environmental, economic and social outcomes.

Wynlen House  produce is grown using organic and permaculture principles plus lots of loving care, in a small market garden.  The focus is on growing food to be consumed locally, caring where your food comes from; how and where it is grown; and how it is processed, prepared and shared.   This is simple honest food of the highest quality.  It is food with soul and we believe you can taste the difference.

All Season Cool Climate Vegetable Growing, Wynlen House Braidwood, Sun 3 July

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Vegetable Growing
Sunday, July 3rd

Wynlen House, Braidwood, NSW

Ever wanted to know how to grow vegies all year around in areas where overnight winter temperatures are often below zero, with regular frosts?

The workshop is designed to help you produce food all year around in challenging climates from your kitchen or homestead garden.

Workshop activities:

All Season Cool Climate Vegetable Growing

veggieHands-on workshop will involve:

  • understanding your climate zone
  • growing in all season
  • bed preparation
  • when and what to plan
  • frost protection
  • weeding and weeding tools
  • intensive planting and other garden practices

You’ll go away from this workshop with some knowledge of the various organic approaches: permaculture, bio-dynamic, biological and gain a basic understanding of these different philosophies. The course aims to provide you with the practical knowledge and skills to produce food all year, from a small backyard plot to a large market garden.

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Wear warm clothing for the outdoors
  • Light weight gloves
  • Notebook and pen

Course Price: $175 for the day with a light lunch and tea and coffee provided. Early bird price is $160 ‘early bird’ price for first 3 students.

Course price includes printed notes and a reference list and reference materials

Catering: The course will be fully catered with a wholesome lunch, morning snacks as well as tea and coffee.

Bookings:

If you have problems with making a booking, please email your booking to education@southernharvest.net.au

Date: Sunday 3 July

Time: 9.30 for 10.00am start until 3.00pm

Price: $175, $160 early bird for first 3 bookings

Catering: Includes Tea, Coffee and a Light Lunch

Venue: Wynlen House, Braidwood

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Bronwyn 2Your instructor: Bronwyn Richards from Wynlen House Slow Food Farm. Since moving to Braidwood in 2002 she has established an organic four season, slow food farm (cool climate) selling produce and raising farm animals (vegetables and meat) all year to consumers and local restaurants. She has a  also have a strong interest in, organic, sustainable and local food using agricultural systems that have environmental, economic and social outcomes.

Wynlen House  produce is grown using organic and permaculture principles plus lots of loving care, in a small market garden.  The focus is on growing food to be consumed locally, caring where your food comes from; how and where it is grown; and how it is processed, prepared and shared.   This is simple honest food of the highest quality.  It is food with soul and we believe you can taste the difference.

On-Farm Permaculture Design Certificate Course, Aug-Nov 2016, Caroola Farm

On-Farm Permaculture Design Certificate

Your pathway to securing a sustainable lifestyle

Part-time Modular course

27 August to 13 November, 2016 (weekends)

Caroola Farm, Mulloon NSW (between Bungendore and Braidwood)

Are you…

  • Wanting to learn more about sustainable land practices?
  • Seeking a lifestyle change?
  • Looking to move to the country?
  • Have land but now what?

 

This course is for you!

Graduates leave this course ready to design and implement permaculture principles into a wide range of scenarios, including their own property. The course is taught both within the classroom (theory) and on-farm environments (practicals) including field trips to working properties.

This course is an accredited by the Permaculture Institute. You’ll receive a certificate which is recognised by all major permaculture certifying bodies and many world-wide universities.

Permaculture is a set of principles guiding sustainable and productive systems for living, architecture, food production, land management and community. No chemicals and no excuses! Just good, thoughtful, innovative and effective design.

Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course of the program.

Our on-farm permaculture design certificate course enables you to extend your learning by being on a working farm complete with animal systems, working gardens, dams, food forests and more…

Your instructors**: John Champagne, Penny Kothe, Bruce Davidson, Aaren Sorenson, Dan Deighton (more information on your instructors can be found online)                                            ** Subject to change

 

Course topics:

  • Property Design including Patterns and Climate Factors
  • Water and Trees
  • Animal systems
  • Designing for Climate
  • Soil and Earthworks
  • Property Planning

 

Inclusions:

Course notes

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea

 

Course Prices:

Full price: $1890

Early Bird/Member discounts: $1595 (approx. $130 per day) for current PCX members and the first 10 students to book and pay.

Modular: $315 per individual weekend course

Payment options: We recognise that this is a significant investment in your future, please enquire about payment plans if required.

*minimum 12 students required

Bookings essential

Fee for Course Series – Entire course $1850. Members, members of supporting groups and early bird $1595 for all six weekends. Individual workshops are $315/workshop.  Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Time – Workshops will run from 9.00am – 5.00pm

Catering - The course will be fully catered with a light lunch, morning and afternoon snacks as well as tea and coffee.

Location - this course series will be held at Caroola Farm, Mulloon (between Bungendore and Braidwood)

Limited places available!

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Part-time Modular Permaculture Design Certificate

This format provides ample time to reflect, digest and apply with six individual weekends over the course of three months.

Dates and details

 August 27 and 28 – Water and trees including planning, capture, water flow and sustainable usage techniques

September 10 and 11 – Soil and Earthworks including soil analysis, composting and earthmoving

September 24 and 25 – Animal systems (large and small) including aquaculture, animal behaviour, needs and requirements

October 8 and 9 – Property Design including Methods of Design, Patterns and Climate Factors

 October 22 and 23 – Designing for Climate with a focus on the temperate climate. Includes all climate zones, property and structural design for climate

November 12 and 13 – Permaculture and Community, including Design Presentations

Students will leave this course confident of designing their own permaculture system. You’ll be supported by a network of professional and like-minded individuals that make up the Permaculture eXchange community.

Prerequisite for this course is a basic understanding of permaculture design, having completed an Introduction to Permaculture Course with Permaculture eXchange or another course provider.

Don’t have time to complete it all in one year? Book in for individual weekends or continue your course in subsequent years with our modular, flexible design. You must complete all modules to receive your Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC).

This is also a great way for those who have earned their PDC to attend specific modules as a ‘refresher’.

All Permaculture eXchange teachers live and work on the land and have a passion for engaging others in what they do. Don’t miss out on this powerful teaching combination.

Want to stay on-farm? Affordable on-farm accommodation is available, including camping and self-contained share and private rooms. Ask us for more info when you book.

Introduction to Permaculture, 13 and 14 August, Caroola Farm, Mulloon

Introduction to Permaculture

With John Champagne

13 and 14 August 2016

Caroola Farm, Mulloon NSW (between Bungendore and Braidwood)

Course inclusions:IMG_0992

  • Origins of Permaculture
  • Definitions
  • Why the need?
  • Ethics of Permaculture
  • Permaculture Principles
  • Natural energy
    • Basics of Ecology
    • Energy Laws
    • Law of Return
    • Terminology
  • Climate and MicroclimateIMG_1275
  • Interactivity
  • Design considerations

Course Price: $300 full price, or be quick for $250 early bird’ price for first 10 students.

Catering: The course will be fully catered with a light lunch, morning and afternoon tea as well as tea and coffee.

IMG_1235What to bring:

  • Yourself
  • A notepad
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Closed in shoes

You will learn how permaculture principles can enable you to create a renewable, regenerative growing systems and production methods without the use of synthetic chemicals.

Located on a working permaculture farm, this introductory course will expose you to the principles and systems used in permaculture and will also provide you with the insight into the possibilities of transitioning to a small holding, farm or rural community. It is also the first weekend of a modular series of weekend courses being run by Permaculture eXchange in 2016 that will lead to the completion of your Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC).

You are welcome to attend whether or not you wish to do your PDC, and in fact, it’s a great way to find out if a PDC is for you.

IMG_0462Is permaculture for me?

There are so many aspects to permaculture it can benefit everyone – whether you are starting with 5 square metres or 500 acres!

Connecting with John Champagne and the Permaculture eXchange crew for 2 days of permaculture basics will leave you full of enthusiasm, knowledge and skills ready to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into sustainability projects.

You’ll also be in a prime position to explore and research aspects of sustainable design that may interest you from land regeneration, efficient healthy gardening for yourself or profit, or ultimately building more sustainable community networks like food co-operatives or community garden groups in your local area.

This course focuses on practical implementation as well as the theory behind permaculture, its history, principles and design skills.

Date: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August, 2016

Time: 9am until 5pm

Price: $300. $250 for Early-bird bookings (up to 10) and members of Permaculture eXchange.

Catering: Includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea.

Venue: Caroola Farm, 9074 Kings Highway, Mulloon, NSW (between Bungendore and Braidwood)

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Your instructors

John Champagne

In Australian and regional permaculture circles, John Champagne is one of the principle Permaculture teachers and has been lead teacher on permaculture courses for over 10 years. John’s teaching career has taken him all over Australia and in recent years to South East  Asia where he has taught Permaculture Courses (PDC’s) and workshops in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia.

John brings to any event the experience of over 20 years of active involvement in the permaculture movement. From private property design and establishment, consultancies, school gardens and eco-village designs, his  activities are well documented.

John is also a Bioregional Strategist and community leader….. weaving permaculture principles into the social domain. John has been the  President of SCPA-South East Producers for 12 years and the co-originator of the South Coast Field Days in 1995. This was Australia’s first showcase event focusing on sustainable landuse and living.

John has been an active member of the national permaculture network, spending 3 years on the Board of Permaculture Australia and is the convener of Permafund, which raises funds for worthy permaculture aid projects in Australia and overseas.

Penny Kothe

Farm Girl (herb and vegetable grower, cook, marketing, research, observation and assisting with larger projects) at Caroola Farm.

Raised in Tumbaruma in the NSW Snowies, then Sydney and later Mudgee and the north coast of NSW. Penny has always wanted to get back to the farm. Coming from a farming family with a great interest in gardening, Penny feels right at home on the open spaces of the farm. Shebecame interested in studying horticulture, then permaculture and holistic management and is continuing to learn and apply these principles each and every day.

Penny completed her PDC with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in 2012 as well as various courses including Forest Gardens, Natural Bee Keeping, Urban Permaculture and Holistic Management. She has recently finished studying a Diploma in Organic Farming and has taught numerous parts of Introduction to Permaculture and Permaculture Design Certificate courses at Caroola Farm.

Penny is involved in many aspects of permaculture and sustainable food related activities in the region, being involved in Permaculture eXchange, on the executive team for SCPA-South East Producers, SCPA Organics, the Vice President of Southern Harvest Association and one of the founding committee members for the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore.

Working with Nature, a bushcraft experience – 22 and 23 Nov 2014

“Working with Nature, a bushcraft experience”
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of November 2014

Join skilled local makers, Richard Jermyn, Jeff Donne and Di for two jam-packed days of hands-on practical woodcrafts, wood turning, spoon carving and basket weaving.

Discover the deep satisfaction of working with your hands using long forgotten ways, human powered tools, and an unwavering respect for
nature.

Throughout the weekend in the bush skills learning camp we will have several project stations set up where you can try your hand at spoon
and pot making using a foot powered wood lathe, basket weaving using Aboriginal weaving techniques, and greenwood construction with the building of a water tank stand. Participants can stay as long or as little time at each station to satisfy curiosity and experience.

Your home for the weekend will be a bush camp in the beautiful stringybark forest of Gaia Range Farm in Bemboka. The event will be
fully catered with local and delicious food cooked on the open fire by the Spicy Jam team. Saturday night will be a treat with a special bush
dinner under the stars followed by stories and laughs around the campfire.

The all-inclusive cost is $150 per person. For more information and to book a spot, call Massi on 0423 786 488 or email to
cadutamassi00@gmail.com

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