Working with Wildlife Course –

Create a permaculture property that working in harmony with wildlife – and reap the benefits of wild animals’ natural behaviorLearn how to use a variety of permaculture strategies to attract wild animals to your site. Explore ways to encourage the natural interrelationships that exist between animals to help control pest insects without the use of biocides.Discover non-lethal ways to deter animals that may damage your crops. Gain the knowledge you need to start beekeeping on your property.

This course looks at the role that wildlife can play on a permaculture property. It concerns the ways that the permaculture practitioner can harness the patterns of behavior, the intricate interrelationships, and the natural connections in wild food webs for the benefit of a property’s yield, and the benefit of the wider ecosystem beyond the borders of the site.

Here are just some of the skills you will gain in this self-paced online course:

  • Recognize the role wild animals play in biodiverse ecosystems – locally and globally
  • Appreciate the many benefits wildlife can bring to a permaculture propert
  • Understand how fundamental parts of permaculture design can be augmented to attract wild animals to your site
  • Provide suitable environmental niches for wild animals to inhabit
  • Identify some of the common insectivorous bird species that may reside in or visit your site
  • Distinguish different insects that help control pests – and know which insects they prey on
  • Be able to utilize a variety of organic techniques to keep pest populations under control

  • Understand how achieving balance in an ecosystem can help to keep pests in check
  • Know which plants repel various wild animals
  • Deploy strategies to stop domestic pets damaging your site
  • Appreciate the interrelationship between bees and plants
  • Be able to set up a beehive on your permaculture property

Companion planting is all about planting two species of plant close enough to one another so that they help each other grow to their maximum potential. You’ll learn about the variety of benefits such relationships can have for the plants, and the soil in which they grow. These include:

  • Improving yield
  • Balancing soil nutrients
  • Enhancing soil structure
  • Providing mutual support and protection
  • Controlling pests
  • Enhancing taste
  • Saving energy

This is your guide to creating a permaculture design that works in harmony with nature, and helps to keep a healthy ecosystem in balance.Wild animals can bring so much to a permaculture site –and contribute so much to the health of the planet as a whole.

The course begins by exploring some of these benefits.We will look at the importance of biodiversity on the local and global scale, and how biodiversity helps foster the symbiotic relationships between plants and animals, and helps to protect the native ecosystems on which we all depend.In order for these benefits to become tangible on your permaculture property, you will need to create conditions that appeal to wild animals. Fortunately, many of the strategies involved in permaculture design to create healthy ecosystems will have the added function of attracting wildlife. We’ll look at how to create environmental niches for different species to inhabit as well as other elements of a site that need to be present to attract animals.

Arguably the greatest benefit to the permaculture gardener of engaging with wildlife is being able to control pest insect populations in an organic manner – utilizing the natural dimensions of wild food webs rather than chemical biocides.The course will introduce you to some of the more common species of animal that, once on your site, will be instrumental in ensuring that no insect population gets out of balance and so damages your crops. Insects are one of the two main groups that can perform this function, and beneficial species include:

  • Lacewings
  • Ladybugs
  • Braconid wasps
  • Soldier beetles
  • Preying mantids
  • Dragonflies

You’ll learn about what they prey on, and how that protects the gardener’s yield. You’ll also discover the characteristics of some of the common insectivorous bird species that are likely to take up residence in your garden, or visit it during their migratory cycles.

These include:

  • Bluebirds
  • Swallows
  • Nuthatches
  • Wrens
  • Warblers

You’ll learn which elements of a permaculture design are necessary to attract such bird species to your site, and how you can augment conditions and provide niches so that your garden will be filled with beautiful birdsong.

The course also includes detailed information on other organic techniques that can be deployed to help keep insect populations in balance. Not only that, but there is also detailed information on non-lethal methods that can be utilized to deter larger animals who might look to make a meal of your crops, such as:

  • Raccoons
  • Chipmunks
  • Deer
  • Mice
  • Rabbits

The concluding section of the course focuses on a more direct way to work with wildlife – beekeeping.

You’ll learn about the critical role bees play in plant reproduction and, hence, the health of ecosystems, as well as the conditions you need on your site if you are looking to get started with your own hive. You’ll discover the types of equipment required, and the species of bee most suitable to backyard beekeeping, so that you can get started with beekeeping today.

Build your self-sufficiency skills with a self-paced online learning experience:

We’ve focused on not just what you learn on this course, but how you learn it. We recognize that people like to learn in different ways, or appreciate being able to study information in a number of ways to help make information more tangible. That’s why this package incorporates a number of methods that you can use to work your way through the course. When you invest in this course, you’ll receive for one full year:

  • An eBook of the course
  • Access to a video animation
  • An audio-only recording of the course
  • Summaries to guide you through the sections
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge

With all these learning opportunities at your disposal you can find a combination that works for you – not only in how you absorb knowledge, but also that fits into your lifestyle. Perhaps it will involve reading the eBook on your tablet while waiting for an appointment, or streaming the audio while you are in your car – however you like to learn, this course has got you covered.And once you’ve completed the course successfully, you’ll receive a certificate to celebrate your achievement.No matter where you live, integrating wildlife into your permaculture design is good for your site, yourself, and the animals as well. That’s why we want as many people as possible to be able to access the knowledge contained within this course.“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” – Charles Darwin

Bonus #1: Essential Guide To Working With Wildlife eBook

(normally $28 retail value, yours free today!)

  • Understand the role wild animals play in biodiverse ccosystems – locally and globallyYou will learn how permaculture – a holistic system – values the natural world as a key element in any design, and as important ecosystems in their own right. The eBook will highlight the importance of biodiversity, not just to your site but to the planet as a whole, and outline how working with wildlife on your property helps to preserve native plants and animals.
  • Be able to use planting techniques to attract – and repel – wildlifeThis eBook also contains practical information on using planting systems to bring wild animals onto your site that will help the ecosystem thrive – such as pollinating insects, and insect-eating birds. You will also learn harmless strategies that can keep unwanted animals out of your site – to prevent them from eating your crops!
  • Learn how to set up your own beehiveYou will also be given the instructions, hints and tips you need to start and maintain your own beehive. From sourcing equipment to establishing a colony, from positioning the hive to harvesting the honey, you’ll get everything you need to incorporate these incredibly important insects into your permaculture ecosystem.

Bonus #2: Ultimate Permaculture Manual eBook

(normally $28 retail value, yours free today!)

  • How to grow a variety of foods in almost any conditionsLearn how to grow an abundant supply of fresh food year-round with a fraction of the effort of using standard gardening techniques
  • How to save money and become self-sufficient with a greywater systemGet simple techniques for saving and recycling rainwater – providing up to 2/3 of the water your household needs
  • The No. 1 key to making your home truly healthy and safeDiscover proven design tips for making your living space more naturally beautiful and efficient
  • Get over 700 pages of in-depth regenerative permaculture design instructionsWe’ve packed this manual with tips and information that will help you completely transform your home and property in ways you never imagined.

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