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Anti-Avairy Workshop – DIY Orchard Enclosure

August 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - August 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


“Protect crops and your poultry whilst obtain greater yields and maximizing production in an environmentally friendly way”

About the workshop

Get rid of the riffle and get peace of mind by constructing your own anti-aviary. The Anti-aviary is about keeping out birds and creatures that decimate your fruit. Anti-aviaries give you peace of mind to know your veggies and cockatoos, parrots and possums won’t decimate fruit trees. Peace of mind to know your poultry is safe from hawks and predators. Peace of mind to know you have the best chance to obtain a higher quality yield. And peace of mind to go away on a holiday and know your poultry and tress are safe.

Small birds that don’t eat crops can get in and often seek refuge inside these amazing structures. Chooks, ducks, quails or other poultry can also be kept inside the anti-aviary and protected against birds of prey, foxes, dogs and other predators. The Anti-Aviary system is ideal for Food Forests and Orchards; Backyard vegetable gardens or market gardens; entire backyards, suburban and or community gardens and schools.

This workshop will show you how to make your on Anti-Aviary system to protect your fruit tree orchards, backyards, veggie gardens and food forests. The workshop covers the theory and practice of design options, materials selection, costs, tips and techniques of construction and ongoing maintenance details. Learn by constructing an Anti-Aviary on-site at the Institute over a weekend with others and get the vital hands-on skills and experience to be able to go home and do-it-yourself.

Whether you have an urban garden or broad acre farm, this workshop is appropriate for you. The workshop includes both theory and hands on-practical sessions. It will be a fun packed hands-on day with the experts learning all about how to make your own anti-aviary and backyard enclosures.

You will get the skills and knowledge to go home and make your own so you can produce an abundant, organic, healthy crop in a stress free way. This is a rare workshop opportunity not to miss.

Workshop Program

This workshop will cover practical and theoretical information. In particular participants will learn about:

  • The beauty and virtues of different Anti-Aviary Systems
  • Sourcing materials, suppliers, options and costs
  • Successful food growing in the system
  • Construction tips, techniques and considerations.
  • Fixtures and fittings for mounting
  • Tools for construction

About the Trainers

John Champagne

Since completing his Permaculture Design Certificate Course in 1992, John has been active in many areas of Permaculture activity. For 15 years he has designed and developed the family property on the Far South Coast of NSW, Brogo Permaculture Gardens into a demonstration site for cool temperate regions that is regularly open to the public. Their here that John and his partner Sharon maintains a self-reliant lifestyle and brings up 5 wonderful children. In 1995 he co-founded the South Coast Field Days which ran for 10 years that promoted aspects of sustainable landuse and living in an annual weekend event. John was President of the Sapphire Coast Producers Association for 10 years which nurtured a variety of niche agribusiness in a co-operative framework. He facilitated the group design process for the playgrounds of the Mumbulla Steiner School in Bega as well as a being involved in a number of other school design projects.

John was an original founding member of BEND, (Bega Eco Neighborhood Developers) in 2003. He facilitated the Design Team that presently has a Construction Certificate to develop a 21-block housing sub division using the Community Titles Act on land in the township of Bega, NSW. John began teaching Permaculture in 2004 and also works as a consultant to clients seeking to establish self-reliant lifestyles. John has built his own Anti-Aviary and assists others with theirs.

Jeff Vaughan

Jeff has been active in permaculture for over 20 years. Jeff has designed and constructed many structures and tools and had experience in building Anti-aviaries. He is a handy tradesman.

Some LETS accepted. 10% discount for PSI members (if you have done a PSI workshop in the last 12 months)


August 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am
August 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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Bandusia Country Retreat
1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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(02) 4568 2036


Photos and measurements of the your area where your Anti-Aviary will go; hat; gloves; tape measure; camera; water bottle. All other materials will be provided and included in the workshop fee.
workshop, organic lunches, morning and afternoon teas and all course materials