Animals - Integrated Production Systems - PDC Byron Community College

Animals - Integrated Production Systems - PDC

Animals - Integrated Production Systems - PDC

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Learn how to incorporate animals into the design of your garden or food production system to increase its overall abundance, simplify management and optimise the health and productivity of your chickens, cows and other animals. This workshop includes a field trip exploring local animal production systems where we can experience successful integrative animal systems that can be implemented at various scales from the backyard to commercial.

Topics covered include:

  • Integration not Segregation
  • Role and Importance of Animals in Permaculture
  • Overview of Common domestic animals and wildlife
  • Choosing Breeds
  • Reviving and preserving heritage utility breeds
  • Animal Welfare and Care

Permaculture Design Course

This course module is one of 14 which make up the internationally renowned Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

You are welcome to attend just this module to learn the skills outlined above (without doing the other modules), but if you wish to gain the Permaculture Design Certificate you must complete all modules within a 12 mth timeframe and satisfactorily complete an Individual Permaculture Design Project.

Past Student Feedback

“Super clear & easy to follow.” Kate Newman

“Absolutely loved the day with Sharon. Her knowledge and teaching were insightful & inspirational.” Kim Potter

“Great overview of all types of animals used in permaculture. Really great to start day inside, then go outside to see the animals in action.” Kelly Price

What to bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • Lunch and refreshments

What to wear

There may be hands on learning components in outdoor locations so please wear comfortable outdoor work clothes when needed, this includes

  • Sturdy covered shoes or boots
  • Appropriate long pants
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Gardening gloves

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

Click here to read our Refund Policy

We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Course testimonials:

  • I learned a lot and I found Sharon Gibson a very good teacher!
  • Hands on learning! We started the day with a ball of string, some simple drawings and created an understanding of how ecosystems work. At the end of the day a visit to the community farm to see what is happening there and visit to all the different chook sheds consolidated the learning.
  • Group size was good and not too many people. I enjoyed all aspects of the course and the willingness of the teacher (Sharon) to share her knowledge and answer questions was excellent. She has a deep knowledge of the subject matter with many years experience.