Do you dream of having your own garden, or a few chickens to provide you with fresh, nutritious eggs every day? What’s stopping you?
It is possible to have your own little backyard farm, even if your space is limited.
This session will give you a brief overview of four common “farming” practices that can be successful on the small-scale, whether you have a partial lot, or a few acres to work with. Topics discussed will include beekeeping, gardening, raising chickens, and raising goats.
This section will give you an overview of the “buzz” about beekeeping. You will learn the basics of care, space requirements, and financial commitment for successful beekeeping. You’ll also learn about the benefits of bees – from their work as pollinators, to the production of their delicious honey. Use this class to decide if enrolling in Basic Beekeeping is the right choice for you.
Are you interested in having fresh eggs each day? How about having chickens as pets? This short overview of what is required to care for and raise healthy chickens, including shelter, feeding, predator protection, and considerations if you’re located within a municipality. This should help you decide if raising chickens is right for you and your family. Complimentary to OSU’s Online Backyard Chicken Class.
Green thumbs, black fists, or anything in between, you’re sure to learn something during this portion of the seminar. This section will cover different garden types (floral vs veggies), mediums (in the soil vs containers or raised beds), site selection, and seasonal considerations. A brief discussion of companion planting and off-season management will also be included.
Goats can be raised for meat, for milk production, or to be great pets. Learn the basics of common breeds of goats, specific characteristics of the breeds, shelter and fence requirements, basic nutrition needs, versatility and uses, and more. Goats can be a versatile animal depending on your needs, this information will help you decide if you want to know more about goats and have some to call your own.
|Campus:||Dates: 9/9/11||Hours: 2||Days: Th||Times: 6:30p-8:30p||Tuition: $20|