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Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & Surfers Without Borders Presents :

Animals in Permaculture Systems :
With Paul Wheaton from Missoula, Montana

Wednesday Sept 5 , 2012
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
$5 suggested donation

Paul Wheaton says "I am concerned about the way people are raising chickens"

Join permaculture teacher and designer , Paul Wheaton , for an evening talk on Wednesday , September 5, 7-9:30pm, about Animals in Permaculture Systems. Permaculture offers powerful tools for the design of regenerative systems, with fair ways to provide food, energy, and human livelihoods, while sharing the planet with the rest of nature.

The lecture will be an exploration of different techniques for raising urban and rural chickens. What kind of chickens should you raise? How should you build your coop? How to protect your chickens from predators, plant feed you chickens can eat, cut back on chore, cut back on costs. Paul Wheaton will provide a presentation of his many years visiting farms and his own trials with coop design, rotational grazing, and techniques that allow chickens to feed and care for themselves for up to a week. Of course, somebody will have to collect the bounty of eggs.

Paul starts with chickens, and spends a lot of time on them, not only because they are such a common, or even entry-level livestock critter to keep, but because he thoroughly explains pros and cons that are not always considered. He evaluates all the different housing techniques (including: free range, coop and run, Salatin-style pens, chicken tractors, and paddock shift), feeding methods, predator issues, caretaker effort required and more. Then, Paul highlights the types of livestock he has had the most experience raising (turkeys, pig, cattle, goats) as he moves on to reviewing other species. With every type of animal system, Paul focuses on (among other things):

* the most healthy way to grow each breed according to its unique needs,
* how to grow all or most of the feed,
* minimizing predator problems, and
* how properly managed livestock and integrated animal systems enhances your other "growies" (backyard gardens and small farms) or integrated systems of agriculture.

Paul Wheaton is is the tyrannical ruler of two on-line communities. One is about permaculture "" (largest on line Permaculture Site) and one is about software engineering. There is even one for Missoula. Paul has written several permacutlure articles starting with one on lawn care that he presented at the MUD Project 17 years ago, including articles on raising chickens, cast iron and diatomaceous earth. Paul also regularly uploads permaculture videos and permaculture podcasts. In his spare time, Paul has plans for world domination and is currently shopping for a hollowed out volcano in the Missoula area, with good submarine access.

The evening talk takes place on Wednesday, Sept 5 , 7pm-9:30pm, 2012, at the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 East Anapamu Street, SB, 93101. $5 suggested donation. No reservations required. More info: (805) 962-2571,

Sponsored by:
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Event Co-sponsored Surfers Without Borders.

More Info:
Paul website websites
Article on Chickens-raising -chickens 2.0: no more coop and run!

Paul Wheaton Speaking Tour WA, OR, CA, AZ

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