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Plant Aloha: How to Raise Happy Healthy Chickens and Other Animals with Shad Qudsi

March 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Plant Aloha Hawaiian Sanctuary

How to Raise Happy Healthy Chickens (and other animals), No Matter Where You Live and How Much Land You Have

This talk explores the various models of healthy and sustainable small-scale animal husbandry, focusing on chicken set-up and care essentials. Covers the ins and outs of Raising Chickens for Eggs or Meat, Composting with Animal Manures, and Animal Set ups for all different environments and living situations. We will discuss Chicken houses/coop design, fencing options, and the daily care requirements for managing different types of chickens. Animals are our friends and allies. They have enormous wisdom and knowledge to impart on us, if only we stop and listen. Learn how natural ecosystems work and what relationships exist between plants and animals and between different types of animals. How do we draw out these natural patterns and put them into use in our homestead and small farm system design. Sure to be a winner! Cluck!

Plant Aloha Series

Hawaiian Sanctuary is proud to present: Plant Aloha, a FREE educational series of sustainable farming classes. Every Thursday morning, from 9:00am until 12:30pm, with special Saturday monthly offerings, led by local and visiting experts.

The Plant Aloha project is supported, in part, by the County of Hawaii, Research & Development. We are looking for support to complete and enhance this amazing FREE program. Please give what you can.

wade1Plant Aloha begins with a Permaculture Series on Thursday mornings entitled: Growing a Complete Diet with Permaculture Principles: Tropical Subsistence Gardening, with Wade Bauer. Each month, a special free Saturday class will also be held. These classes will feature lectures covering a wide range of agricultural topics, such as Beekeeping, Fungi, Bamboo, Biochar, and more.

Each class starts promptly with a lecture and Q&A before a hands-on farm experience. Come prepared with notepad and writing utensil, closed toed shoes, sun hat, and gloves.

View the full Plant Aloha Series schedule on our Calendar.

Space is limited, please register by emailing:

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Shad Qudsi has 15 years experience in organic and commercial gardening and farming. He is certified in Permaculture Design and has over 7 years experience in holistic site development, homesteading, and farming. Shad originally set out to study mathematics and work in big business, but long ago had a change of heart. In 2010, he and his wife founded Atitlan Organics, a small-scale, for-profit, highly-diversified, direct-to-consumer, downright ninja farm. He can now be found dancing in his garden in Tzununa, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Aside from all of this, Shad is an enthusiastic teacher who truly believes in the work he is doing. Human resiliency cannot be erased from the landscape and now, it is coming back with a gentle loving caress.


The Plant Aloha project is supported, in part,
by the County of Hawaii, Research & Development.


March 2, 2017
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Shad Qudsi


Laka Lounge @ Hawaiian Sanctuary
13-3194 Pahoa-Kalapana Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778 United States
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(800) 309-8010