Permaculture III 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Permaculture III 100 Hours Certificate Course
Permaculture III course online. Learn about animals in permaculture gardens. As with Permaculture II, this course is also a natural progression from the earlier Permaculture units, but can be taken separately in its own right. It 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.
Lesson Structure: Permaculture III VSS106
There are 6 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
- Australian native fish, yabbies, marron, spiny fresh water crayfish
Learning Goals: Permaculture III VSS106
- 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.
- 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.
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