The Food Forest

Organic Vegetable Growing & Free Range Poultry

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Next course date to be advised.

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  • Morning and afternoon tea is provided.
  • BYO lunch. Please note that due to SA COVID guidelines, that there will be no shared cool storage or heating facilities available.
  • Venue: The Food Forest

Next date for this course is to be advised. Please email us if you would like to be notified once we set a date.


finn and claudeGrowing high quality organic vegetables is not difficult once you understand the ecology of the garden, especially if you use free range poultry. 
The course will show you techniques for managing a self-sufficient backyard or small scale commercial garden and the basics of free range poultry husbandry. You will also see our mobile 'chicken tractor'.

We will consider the selection of vegetable species through the seasons, garden design, bio-diversity, irrigation, pest and disease management, mulching, composting and soil fertility, meeting quality and organic standards and small scale marketing.

The Chook is the world's original recycler and pest controller. We will look at its housing, breed characteristics, supplementary feeding, keeping hens out of the lettuces and foxes out of the hens, managing pests and diseases in free-range flocks, rearing your own replacements, as well as chickens and geese in orchard management.

How to adapt to the changes in climate will be high on the workshop program agenda. Bookings essential.

Cancellations & Refunds

We understand circumstances can change between booking and the date of the course and that you may not be able to attend.

In the event of a cancellation:

  • If it is more than 2 weeks out from the starting date of the workshop: we can refund the fee (minus a $40 administration fee), you can transfer to another workshop of the same value at another time, or you can nominate another person to attend in your place, at no cost.
  • If it is less than 2 weeks from the starting date: the booking can be transferred to another person you nominate but can not be refunded.
  • In the unlikely event of insufficient registrations or any unforeseen Food Forest related circumstances, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the course with one week’s notice. In this case a full refund will be made. Unfortunately we can not refund travel expenses incurred.

COVID 19

Please note, this workshop will be run according to COVID guidelines, current at the time of the workshop.
If you are unwell with flu like symptoms, we ask you to please not attend the workshop – contact us beforehand to discuss options.

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