Fri, Jan 19|
Whispering Oaks Farm
History of Heritage Breeds: Sheep
Time & Location
Jan 19, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Whispering Oaks Farm, 5330 Dana Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
About the event
In this monthly class, will study and learn about a variety of heritage breed animals, some of which we raise here on the farm. We will explore the region the animals originated and the time period they were first discovered. We will investigate how these breeds differ from others, what they have in common, how they benefit a Farm/ Homestead and if they are currently in need of conservation.
The schedule will run as follows:
February: Poultry & Game Fowl
Please bring bottled water.
Release of Liability Waiver: A signed Waiver & Realase of Liability is required to participate. All visitors are subject to the Florida Agritourism operator laws. FLA. Stat. 570.88 - 570.89. Under Florida law, an agritourism operator is not liable for injury or death of, or damage or loss to, a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury, death, damage, or loss results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury, death, damage, or loss. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.
Many of our animals free-range. This includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, farm cats & 2 livestock guardian dogs, all of which are used to visitors. We do have active Honey Bee Hives on our farm, which are clerarly marked and a safe distance from our classroom.
Class sizes are set to a minumum of 5 and a maximum of 15 students
History of Heritage Breeds