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Composting, worm farming and making liquid fertilisers
Soils - structure, testing and improving soil foodweb, pH
Seed sowing and saving
Plant propagation
Preparing the garden for winter
Small space gardening
Creating a food forest
Introducti0n to Permaculture
Introduction to Biodynamics and using the moon calendar
Basic gardening - getting started with a vegetable garden

More details about Gardening courses.


Chicken keeping and processing
Free range pig farming
Sheep keeping and maintenance
"Pig in a day" - animal processing
"Sheep in half a day" - animal processing
Top bar beehive beekeeping
Smallholders guide to livestock

More details about  Animal courses.

Self Sufficiency

Gate and hurdle making
Sustainable fencing
Tree fodder and sabbatical fallowing
Organic weed control on farm
Building a chook dome/tractor
Building a solar oven

More details about Self-Sufficiency courses.

Self Sufficient Food

Smoking and curing
Milking - theory and practical

More details about Self Sufficient Food courses.

Morning tea is provided with all courses.

Bookings are essential and courses and workshops must be paid for in advance.  We need 8 people minimum in each workshop.  If a workshop is cancelled then a full refund will be given.  There is an additional charge of $20 for workshops paid for on the day.

Cancellation Fees:

3 weeks before the course - full refund
2 weeks before the course - 50% refund
1 week before the course - no refund

Additional workshops can be added.  Please contact us if you want to do a workshop  that is not in the current course date list.

To register for a course, please contact

Derina Turner
Korito Education
ph:  06 7522181 or 021 1252035

Course / Workshop Info

We offer a variety of courses on self-sufficiency, farming, lifestyle block and urban living.  These are held on site at Avonstour Heritage Farm or at Korito Education.

We also offer workshops and talks at your venue, tailored to your needs.

Our courses are informative and fun for all ages and all lifestyles from farmers to townies.

Some of the courses Avonstour Farm runs:

Fencing - both conventional and live-tree fencing

Chicken keeping and processing

Home Butchery

Smoking & Curing

Pig keeping

Stock handling

Spring Lamb husbandry

Flock Sheep husbandry

Animal Husbandry

Guide to livestock for smallholders

Rare breeds

Tree Fodder

Sabbatical Fallowing

Organic pasture management

and a variety of organic courses


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May 28, 2014