We will guide you through the theory and practice of designing and managing various systems for egg production including chicken and duck systems.
You will learn the skills to choose the most appropriate ducks/chickens for your priorities and your situation, as well as how to design regenerative feed systems, i.e. how to provide for your own poultry feed and how to maintain your breeds.
You will get to identify chicken health issues, and how to remedy them. How to get the best from your poultry.
Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.
Morning and afternoon tea provided
About Taiamai Corker: Taiamai grew up on an organic farm in Northland and spent a lot of time hunting and fishing from a very young age. He moved into animal husbandry and farming in his later years of high school, working alongside his parents Kay Baxter and Bob Corker raising various heritage breeds of cows, sheep, pigs, geese, ducks, chickens, pigeons, and rabbits. With a keen interest in the connection from pasture to plate of these heritage breeds he started refining his butchering skills, spending a couple of years working at the Waipawa butchery and, more recently, doing a 6 week internship at a traditional family butchery in Weimar, Germany. He has been teaching Home Butchery workshops at the Koanga Institute for the several years and is in the process of opening up his own homekill butchery in Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, specialising in naturally cured meats and German smallgoods.
About Kay Baxter: Kay has been an organic gardener for fifty years! She is a professional seed saver and educator in the fields of Nutrient Dense Food Production and Regenerative Garden Design and Management. She is a researcher in the field of human health in relation to our environment and has authored many books. For many years her research has been focused on the connections between soil health, plant and animal health and human health. Kay has been focused on home gardeners techniques for growing nutrient dense food and it’s because of her that you have access to such amazing seeds today.
About Koanga: The Koanga Institute, the Permaculture Research Institute of Wairoa New Zealand, is well known internationally for producing highly competent and knowledgeable students and teachers. For your benefit, we run multiple courses, offer an extensive searchable knowledge-base, publish high quality books and instruction manuals, have internships, apprenticeships and multiple other learning opportunities in organic living, Permaculture, Thorny Croft animals, appropriate technology and alternative building methods.
The workshops, apprenticeships and internships are for anyone interested in living sustainably, designing their own lives and empowering change in their communities. Koanga Institutes range of leading edge courses impart knowledge and practical skills that will empower you to be more self-reliant and resilient in supporting your family and your local community. These include learning about growing highly mineralized microbically active soil, the basis for nutrient dense food (beyond organic) and holistic health, preparing and acquiring nutrient dense food, many other workshops.
Please note: The Workshop will be confirmed two weeks before it begins.. If circumstances prevent the Workshop from going ahead, enrolment fees will be refunded in full.
Payment Options: We can offer an option for you to pay off the Workshop in instalments; providing that the workshop has been paid for in full no later than 2 weeks before the start date. To ask further questions, secure your place or organise payment options please e-mail [email protected]
Cancellation Policy: Students who cancel their place at a workshop with more than two weeks notice will be given an 85% refund, however cancellations after this time can only be refunded 50% of the course fee. Cancellations with less than 48 hours, no refund can be given.