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Raising Ducks 201: The power of ducks in a permaculture design

Evan Gregoire and Rachel Kornstein - Boondockers Farm
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Workshop Level: Intermediate
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Using ducks on the farm or in the garden is the most beneficial way to increase fertility. They have amazingly efficient snail and slug removal abilities (not to mention giving a place some great energy). In this class, Evan Gregoire and Rachel Kornstein will show some techniques they have used, visit some friends in Oregon using a slideshow, and show some designs for keeping ducks integrated in a permaculture design. This workshop will address multispecies coops, rotation, feeding alternatives, ponds, garden design ... and many other ideas.

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Evan Gregoire and Rachel Kornstein have been providing the local Northwest and United States with rare ducklings and breeding stock for the last eight years. They concentrate on the heritage Ancona duck, among the best of foraging ducks, and use the ducks in large rotational areas in a permaculture-focused farm. They are home to the main breeding population of the Ancona at Boondockers Farm, outside of Portland, Ore. Great Pyrenees guard the flocks all year round.

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