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Permaculture Part 3

Warnborough College

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About

As with Permaculture Part 2, this Permaculture Part 3 course from Warnborough College is also a natural progression from the earlier Permaculture units, but can be taken separately in its own right.

Overview

The Permaculture Part 3 course from Warnborough College concentrates on the animals in a permaculture system, how they relate to each other, how they relate to surrounding environments, and selection and management of different types of animals in a permaculture design. The course covers the role of insects, animal husbandry of poultry, bees, pigs, goats and cattle, aquaculture systems, and how to integrate animals into a garden.

Course Aims

  • Outline how to plan and prepare garden 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. Find and list as many things as you can. Try to see what relationships they might have with other biotic and abiotic components of the environment.
  • Draw a ‘Web’ to illustrate the interrelationships you find in the ecosystems you observe.
  • Explain “companion planting” in relation to the insect-plant relationship.
  • Contact your state department of Agriculture and obtain leaflets relating to poultry which you are particularly interested in keeping.
  • Contact your state department of Agriculture and obtain leaflets (and any other publications) relating to bee keeping.
  • In no less than 500 words explain the importance of bees to horticulture and the permaculture garden.
  • Enquire to the local agricultural agency on how to make dams and how to water proof them.
  • Write a report to 1000 words explaining the advantages and disadvantages of aquaculture and mariculture.
  • Develop a 5 year plan for developing a one hectare permaculture farm utilising plants, animals and fish (aquaculture). Use drawings and diagrams where needed to assist in this report.
  • Attempt to draw a life cycle diagram of a fish or freshwater crayfish. Include all stages and if possible give a size indication or age indication for each stage.
  • Select three different aquatic animals which would be appropriate to grow in a permaculture system. For each one in turn, explain how you would incorporate it into a permaculture system.

Programme Structure

The duration of this online course is 100 hours. This consists of 6 in-depth lessons:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Poultry and Bees – Ducks, poultry food, fowls, turkey, geese, bees
  • Grazing Animals: Sheep, Goats, Cattle, Horses, etc – animals as mobile tractors, types of pasture,
  • Aquaculture Production Systems – Biological filtration systems, clearing dam water, protecting fish, mariculture,
  • Aquaculture Species to Grow

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • You may enrol and start at any time of the year – it’s all self-paced.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    395 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 395 GBP for the full programme
  • EU/EEA

    395 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 395 GBP for the full programme

Funding

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