The Food Forest

Organic Vegetable Growing & Free Range Poultry


Next course date to be advised.

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

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.

Bookings & Refunds

In the unlikely event of insufficient registrations, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the course with one week’s notice. In this case a full refund will be made.


Please note, this workshop will be run in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines recommended by SA Gov at the time.
If you are unwell with flu like symptoms, we ask you to please not attend the workshop – contact us beforehand to discuss options.