Learn to use animals for better effect in a permaculture system.
- Develop your ability to integrate animals and insect into a complete permaculture design in ways that best utilise animal resources.
- Understand the principles behind integration of animals in permaculture systems
- Understand the role of insects and other small animals in permaculture systems
- Understand the role of poultry and bees in the permaculture system
- Develop knowledge of the role of grazing animals in permaculture systems
- Understand the role of aquaculture production systems in permaculture
- Develop knowledge of the range of aquaculture species available for permaculture systems
The six lessons are as follows:
1. Integrating Animals Into A Permaculture System/Garden – Locating animals in the Permaculture system, birds, types of gardens, how to plan and prepare zones in relation to animals
2. Role Of Insects And Other Small Animals – Ecosystems and their constituents, the web of life, the classification of animals, insect classification, lifecycles, feeding habits and control, companion planting
3. Poultry and Bees – Ducks, poultry food, fowls, turkey, geese, bees
4. Grazing Animals: Sheep, Goats, Cattle, Horses, etc – animals as mobile tractors, types of pasture,
5. Aquaculture Production Systems – Biological filtration systems, clearing dam water, protecting fish, mariculture,
6. Aquaculture Species to Grow – Australian native fish, yabbies, marron, spiny freshwater crayfish
EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU WILL DO IN THIS COURSE
- Outline how to plan and prepare zones in relation to animals. Provide step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs or drawings.
- Visit some outside environment close to your home such as a garden, a park, a piece of bushland or a water course
- Arrange to visit someone who keeps a type of poultry which you are interested in. Ask them how they feed their birds and also ask what are the most common problems they encounter and how they deal with them.
- Water is the basis for aquaculture. What features of water are desirable for fish culture and what are not