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Aprovecho

Join us this spring for our 2 week comprehensive permaculture design course.  This course will help you gain a clear understanding of the theory and practice of ecological design through lecture, discussion, slideshows, design projects, and hands-on experience.  May is the perfect time to deepen your understanding of natural systems and how they can inform design.

Topics in our course include:

  • Permaculture Ethics & Principles
  • Mapping & Design Exercises
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Observation & Site Analysis
  • Ecology & Natural Cycles
  • Garden Design & Establishment
  • Useful Plants & Planting Strategies
  • Water Harvesting, Management, & Conservation
  • Soils & Soil Building Strategies
  • Animals in the System
  • Forests, Agroforestry, & Tree Crops
  • Ecological Building
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Urban Permaculture
  • Village Design
  • Cooperative Economics & more!

http://www.aprovecho.net

$1,500.00

Backyard Chicken Keeping

An accessible introduction for anyone who’s interested in raising backyard hens! The class will cover all of the basics of caring for baby chicks and adult chickens in an urban or suburban setting. Class includes instructional handouts, resource list, and a video tour of an urban backyard barnyard. Instructor will bring a couple of hens into the classroom, and students will have the opportunity to hold and examine them.

The topics covered include:

  • Choosing the perfect chickens (best breeds and how/where to purchase)
  • Chick care
  • Housing and fencing
  • Feeding
  • Chicken maintenance & common challenges
  • Winter care
  • All about the eggs
  • Financial considerations (initial investment and ongoing costs)
  • Livestock licensing process
$25.00

Backyard Goat Keeping

An accessible introduction for anyone who’s interested in raising backyard dwarf dairy goats! The class will cover all the basics of caring for dwarf goats in an urban or suburban setting. Class includes a video tour of an urban backyard barnyard, as well as a video milking demonstration. Students will receive instructional handouts and resource list.

The topics covered include:

  • Choosing the perfect goats (best breeds and how/where to purchase)
  • Housing and fencing
  • Feeding
  • Goat maintenance & medical care
  • Common goat challenges
  • All about the milk, and milking demonstration
  • Financial considerations (initial investment and ongoing costs)
  • Livestock licensing process
$35.00

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

IMAGINE...

Imagine a place where as far as the eye can see, miles and miles to the horizon, you can view America as it was 300 years ago. Imagine a place, long revered by the American Indians, where the Cheyenne River flows in all four directions and eagles’ shadows sweep rocky canyon walls, a place where wild horses run free across endless prairies, hooves striking thunder, manes and tails flying in the wind. Imagine a crowded, bone-bare feed lot packed with captured mustangs, some too weak to stand. Listless, dejected, some have lost the will to live. Spirits broken, unwanted, either too old, too ugly, or too independent to qualify for the adoption program.

Now Imagine an Oregon rancher, naturalist, and the author, with the heart, the will and the sense of duty, the desire to save these animals, and you have Dayton O. Hyde. In 1988, Dayton Hyde raised, by the skin of his teeth, enough money for a down payment on a sanctuary near Hot Springs, South Dakota, and convinced the Bureau of Land Management to send him its unadoptable wild horses.

Today, that dream is a reality. Come to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, experience the dream, visit their grassland home of rocky canyons, wind swept prairies, and dark pine forests, a home they share with coyotes, cougar, white-tail and mule deer, elk wild turkeys, eagles and falcons. A home where hundreds of wild horses not only live but flourish, nurtured by the dream of a man of vision, and the freedom he gave them. You too can be a part of that dream. Your participation in the planned giving program can keep these wild horses running free. The Sanctuary has given the wild horses that make their home there over 10,000 years of horse freedom. Thank you!


http://www.wildmustangs.com/


$45.00

Bull City Farm

Do you love the taste of free-range eggs, savor every mouthful and try to come up with meals that revolve around each farm fresh dozen? Then it might be time for you to add chickens to your life.  Backyard chickens can easily become part of the family.  This class will give you the basics on avian care, which breed might be best for you and how to "sell" chickens as neighbors to your community.

https://www.bullcityfarm.com/classes

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Creative Container Design Workshop

Adult Programs at Powell Gardens

Learn to plan and design beautiful containers like a pro that will become the envy of your neighbors and house guests. Participants in this workshop will learn what elements are necessary for great container design--pot placement, soil, drainage, sun location, and container selection in addition to personal plant selection.  Each participant will design a container to take home (a choice between two container styles low or upright) that will feature up to seven plants and reflect your personal style.

https://powellgardens.org/learn/adults/

$85.00