Beginning Shepherding Course

The Farm of Lydia's Flock
Bellingham WA, US
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Beginning Shepherding Course

Hands on Course

 Course
 Hands on
 Small Scale
 All - Livestock
#Regenerative
#Sheep
#Grazing
#Pasture Based

What will you learn?

This class is a full-day, inquiry based and discussion focused hands-on educational opportunity, centered on the basics of raising a variety of sheep breeds in our region using regenerative agricultural practices. We cover a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to choosing the right sheep breed for your farm, basic sheep handling, housing, fencing, nutrition, health and healthcare basics; what managed grazing looks like and developing your own pasture based management program; connecting with a mentor and community resources; value-added sheep products and marketing.

Lambing and breeding are not covered in this class, we offer separate educational opportunities that center on these topics.

We ask that you bring a lunch and beverage, comfortable chair for sitting outdoors, and note taking supplies. Come dressed appropriately for an outdoor, farm-centered workshop, no open toed shoes.

What will be provided?

A packet of basic information and list of resources will be provided the day of the course.

Cost

USD $125

Need based scholarships are available for this course. Please contact the farm for more information.

Locations and Dates

Bellingham WA , United States Saturday, June 13, 2020
Bellingham WA , United States Saturday, August 1, 2020
Bellingham WA , United States Saturday, September 12, 2020

Duration

9:30 am - 4:00 pm PDT

More Information

For more information please go to the following link: The Farm of Lydia's Flock

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