Backyard Pasture Raised Meat Production - 90 min Intensive Workshop

Backyard Pasture Raised Meat Production - 90 min Intensive Workshop

Regular price $ 45

 

SELECT THE DATE YOU WISH TO ATTEND, SELECT THE QUANTITY, ADD IT TO YOUR CART, & CHECKOUT TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS.

What will I learn in the Workshop?

The objective of this course is to introduce attendees to the process of small-scale, ethical meat production for your personal homestead or backyard. The goal is to educate individuals on the importance of the ethical treatment of animals while still providing families with a healthy, sustainable, local source of meat. Even if you do not have much acreage, you will be surprised how much meat can be produced on a typical grass filled backyard. 

While several livestock options will be discussed, the main focus will be on chicken and meat rabbits. Attendees can expect to learn:

  • Different options for livestock 
    • Equipment needed
    • Pros and cons 
    • Care and management 
  • Tools of the trade
  • Processing and butchering
  • Food storage 
  • Pasture management for chickens and rabbits
  • Breeding schedules for rabbits
  • Maintaining rabbit breeding stock
  • Rabbit manure garden fertilizer

Attendees will leave with a packet of information, including some favorite recipes. 

 

Location

The Greenhouse or under the Tent at Tri Gable Lea Farm, 140 Marvin Road, Colchester, CT 06415
In the cold months, dress in layers. In the warm months, dress to be outside.
 

Dates & Times

We will message you if dates or times are changed/postponed/canceled.

 

Saturday - April 27th 2019 - 9AM to 10:30AM - Backyard Pasture Raised Meat Production,

Sunday - July 21st 2019 - 9:00AM to 10:30AM - Backyard Pasture Raised Meat Production,

Teacher

John Woitovich, of Cross-Sound Farm, is our local expert in sustainable, ethical homestead meat production. He is a middle school teacher who runs a family farm on his 2 acre homestead in Deep River, CT. John's easy-going attitude influences his choices in what he takes on; he wants high quality, easy to maintain, inexpensive food. He has learned how to set up sustainable systems, on a budget, that are well designed and require very little time to manage.
 

Other Notes About Our Workshops

Because you are paying for a seat at the class, we hope you understand that we only refund your purchase if a class is canceled by us. If the class is postponed to another day, or the time of day is changed, we will do our best to let you know in advance. If for some reason you cannot attend, let us know, we will not refund your money, but we may be able to offer you an alternative date or help you in another way. We are reasonable people and expect that reasonable people are attending these classes. Do not purchase from us if you are an unreasonable person.

Backyard Pasture Raised Meat Production - 90 min Intensive Workshop
Backyard Pasture Raised Meat Production - 90 min Intensive Workshop
Backyard Pasture Raised Meat Production - 90 min Intensive Workshop
Backyard Pasture Raised Meat Production - 90 min Intensive Workshop