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Organic Vegetable Growing and Free-Range Poultry. One-day workshop

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Organic Vegetable Growing and Free-Range Poultry. One-day workshop

Sunday 25 June, 8.45am - 5pm. 

Growing high quality organic vegetables is not difficult once you understand the ecology of the garden, especially if you use free range poultry.

The course will show you techniques for creating and managing a productive and abundant vegetable garden, applicable to any sized growing space including small scale commercial growing. This course will also introduce you to the basics of free range poultry husbandry. You will also see our mobile ‘chicken tractor’.

The Chook is the world's original recycler and pest controller. We will look at its housing, breed characteristics, supplementary feeding, keeping hens out of the lettuces and foxes out of the hens, managing pests and diseases in free-range flocks, rearing your own replacements, as well as chickens and geese in orchard management.

In the vegetable garden you will see small wicking beds, raised garden beds and ‘growing in the ground’. We will discuss the selection of vegetable species through the seasons, garden design, bio-diversity and beneficial insects, irrigation, pest and disease management, mulching, composting and soil fertility. How to adapt to the changes in climate will be high on the workshop program agenda.

Cost: $125 (incl GST) plus BF

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