Small Farm Design
October 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$220
Join Nick Ritar and special guest Matthew Evans at Fat Pig Farm for one day of focused learning in how to design a productive small farm – so when you set your own up, you get it right first time round!
WHO SHOULD COME ALONG?
We’ve designed this workshop for hobby farmers and folks looking to embark on a small-hold commercial venture and are looking to get the foundation design right before they start digging dams and holes for fence posts.
- Design framework – based on permaculture design.
- Reading the landscape so you put the right thing in the right place.
- Water systems, including dams, swales and keyline methods.
- Grazing management
- Fencing to keep animals in and/or out.
- Weed control
- Fire safety
- Perennial plants including grasses and trees to restore stability.
- Soil remediation for thriving landscapes.
Nick Ritar is Milkwood’s primary design and education consultant. Nick is passionate about authentic outcomes for students studying permaculture and life skills, and cultivating community.
He spends his time growing good food, keeping bees, cultivating mushrooms, teaching permaculture design & advocating for community-scale resilience. You can read more about Nick here.
This workshop includes delicious and nutritious lunch from the Fat Pig Farm kitchen. You’ll feast on seasonal produce straight from their farm. We can’t really describe how good their food is (it’s really good), so you’ll just have to come try it.
We’re holding this workshop at Fat Pig Farm in Glaziers Bay. Where is that exactly? The venue address and details of the venue will be shared with students closer to the workshop.
There is no refund available for this course. If you’re unable to make it we encourage you to pass your place onto friends or family.
Please note, this workshop will be run in accordance to Covid-19 guidelines recommended at the time. If you are unwell with flu like symptoms we ask you to please not attend the workshop – contact us beforehand to discuss options.