Keeping Poultry

Monday 28 March 2022

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Connect and Learn

Permaculture Toowoomba Inc.

presented by

Adam Gould and

Debbie Bassingthwaighte

Level 3 Meeting Rooms, Toowoomba City Library, Corner of Herries and Victoria Streets, Toowoomba.

Bookings are essential.

Everyone is welcome.

What We’ll Do

6.30 pm – Learn – Keeping Poultry: Quail, Pigeons, Chickens, Muscovy, Geese and Guinea Fowl

Adam and Debbie will share their practical experiences and tips on how to:

  • Select from the range of poultry that you might like to keep in your patch (including quail, pigeons, chickens, Muscovy, geese and guinea fowl)
  • Consider the characteristics, needs and functions of each
  • Keep your poultry happy and healthy
  • Grow plants and supplements especially for poultry
  • Integrate poultry into your own backyard with practical feed and water solutions, housing, and garden systems

They will also have photos and examples of some of the products, set-ups and processes that they use in their own garden-farms.

Adam is a hobby farmer and engineer at local government. His passions involve many peculiar interests that include breeding quail and poultry. He has been breeding quails for about 4-5 years and has focused on a dual-purpose variety which produces loads of eggs and a good yield of meat. The emphasis has been about producing a good quality living environment and generally spoiling them with lots of insects and leafy greens.

Debbie is a backyard gardener who loves to watch her contented hens, muscovy, geese, guinea fowl and quail as they help her create an abundant edible garden. As a teacher and designer, she has a deep interest in permaculture-inspired self-reliance and resilience, and loves to inspire and empower others to live their best lives within our resilient community.

7.45 pm – Connect – Light Supper and Share Table

A light supper will be served (Gluten Free and Vegan options).

Sharing of produce opens after the presentation to allow plenty of time for everyone to place their donations on the Share Table, and then give you the opportunity to browse, connect and make your selections during supper.


During the COVID-19 pandemic we’re taking careful steps to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe. This includes:

  • All Queensland Health Guidelines will be followed. See
  • Physical distancing will be maintained.
  • Please don’t attend if you or anyone in your household is unwell or self-isolating because they are at risk of becoming unwell with COVID-19.
  • Please help us to manage the risks and keep everyone healthy and well.

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