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August 2015

Sheep Workshop for meat, dairy, wool and mowing

August 15, 2015 @ 9:00 am - August 16, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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$1 – $250
Keeping Sheep Workshop

So you’ve decided on Sheep for your property. But what do you do next? How should you prepare for and look after them? What do they need, what do you need to do to keep them? What are the right breeds for your farm or property? This two-day workshop will provide you with a complete range of information you need to farm sheep. It is designed to give the participants an understanding of what they should know if they want to run a small flock on their land and what their responsibilities are.

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October 2015

Rural Skills Series – Managing Beef & Dairy Cattle

October 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am - October 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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$145 – $250

This is the perfect workshop for anyone wishing to raise cattle and care and manage them in a humanly and sustainably. There will be practical hands on experiences with cows such as handling and moving; milking; injecting; and many more. The workshop includes a visit to an operational farm in the area to see cattle yards; watering systems; different types of fencing including permanent and electric fencing; and cattle husbandry in practice.

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August 2017

Rural Skills Series – Welding for Women

August 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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$145

As part of our rural skills series we are delighted to offer this unique Welding for Women workshop.
Welding is an essential skill for people living in rural locations who want to be self-reliant and save themselves potential costs. By the end of the day you will walk away with a repertoire of skills to enable you to perform general maintenance, repair and restore metal around your property, on the farm or just simply to allow you to get creative with metal.

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Sustainable Backyard Poultry Workshop

August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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$145

This workshop is about helping you to keep your poultry so they are sustainable in all senses of the word. Meeting the needs of the chicken is especially important in being able to achieve this and to be able to design appropriate housing; provide nutritious food; ensure good health all in a cost effective and sustainable way that makes them productive, low maintenance and healthy.

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March 2018

Beekeeping Workshop

Introduction to Beekeeping

March 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Bandusia Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd
Upper MacDonald (St Albans), NSW Australia
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This introductory one day workshop will walk you through the information you need to ensure you are a responsible bee keeping, demystifying what can appear to be a complex and challenging art. Whether you are an urban garden or broadacre farmer, a practicing beekeeper or a total beginner, you will definitely benefit from this workshop. The workshop includes both theory and practical sessions. Participants will get hands on experience opening and handling a hive.

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