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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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
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Bonus #2: Ultimate Permaculture Manual eBook
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