NEW! Five Day | Animal Management Masterclass | 15th to 20th Oct 2023


Animal Selection, Breeding and Management for Local Scale Regenerative Farming and Self Reliance

Tutors:     Kay Baxter and Taiamai Corker
Dates:      Sun 15th to Fri 20th October 2023
Price:       $930

SPECIAL SALE PRICE OF $845 available until 16th September

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Animals are an important part of our systems and our diets and with skill and knowledge can be managed in a way which we have healthy happy animals and which regenerates rather than degrades land. With grain prices and other key commodities going through the roof we can use land that is not necessarily good for cropping to produce animal food very easily. Diversity is key to food resilience!!

This 5 day workshop will cover selection, breeding, management and design for local scale integrated land use

It will include the following animals and participants can bring maps and pictures and we will work through your own animal system designs with you

Bees – using top bar Warre Hives
Poultry – Selection of a Breed, Breeding, Feeding and Management (without industrial chicken feed )
Sheep, and Goats – breeding and management
Cows – breeding and Holistic Management

The welcome will commence at 4:30pm on Sunday, so please arrive any time from 3:00pm onwards, allowing you time to set up your tent/sleeping space and get settled.

The plan for Sunday is:
4:30pm            Welcome
5:00pm            Tea and walk facilities together
6:00pm            Dinner
7:00pm            Introduction circle

Meals Included Here at Koanga we are very aware of how important food is to eco-systems, people, cultures, communities and ultimately our health.

All food served on our courses is:

  • Locally Sourced
  • Organic
  • Unrefined
  • Nutrient Dense
  • Traditional
  • Prepared following Weston A. Price principles

We will not be catering for food preference or intolerance. If you have any concerns regarding this please contact us with your queries [email protected] so we can further discuss.

Camping Facilities Included We have set this workshop up so you are able to camp onsite and use our facilities. You’re also welcome to stay somewhere in Wairoa at your own cost, if you prefer. If you are coming from far away and wish to arrive the night before and leave the day after the workshop you will need to let us know. Usually people arrange their own food and their own cooking facilities during this time.

About Koanga: The Koanga Institute is well known internationally for producing highly competent and knowledgeable students and teachers. 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, regenerative animal management, 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 microbially active soil, the basis for nutrient dense food (beyond organic) and holistic health, preparing and acquiring nutrient dense food and 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 installments; 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 three 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.