How to become a Snail Farmer - ? May 2017
Feedback in relation to our Course was that all their questions had been answered, and participants went home with plenty of knowledge, comprehensive notes, and an enthusiasm for embarking upon their own snail farming venture. We will hold our next course on ? May 2017.
Get in while the industry is still in its infancy and take advantage of the growing interest in popular TV shows promoting different taste experiences.
Do you want to kick-start your own business or are you wanting to supplement your existing income with something different? Our Snail Farming Course could be just what you are looking for! You don't need a lot of land - even a back-yard is sufficient to make a start. An average of 2 to 3 hours per day of light work will keep the business rolling.
The course will run for two (2) days (? May 2017) and will be conducted at our snail farm near Simpson in South-West Victoria, about 30 minutes north of the Twelve Apostles. The course will combine theory with hands-on demonstrations and explanations, and you will leave the course with more than sufficient information to start your own snail farm.
During the course, we will provide each participant with morning and afternoon teas, as well as lunch - where you can sample some of our delicious snail recipes and produce from our local region.
How do I know if this course is for me?
- Temperature: Snails prefer a climate where there are no long periods of temperatures over 30o C, or less than 0o C.
- Water: You will need a reliable supply of good water; town water if available or else dams or rain water tanks.
- Enthusiasm: Snail farming is challenging and full of rewards for those interested in a change in life style. It is a perfect choice for active retirees.
If the above fits your situation, then this course could be for you!
What does it cost?
Course participants will pay $1200 for the course, including our intellectual property or 'know-how'. The fee covers the course itself, comprehensive notes summarising the course, morning and afternoon teas, and a cooked lunch on both days. We can help you with finding local accomodation. If you have a caravan or camper you are welcome to overnight on our farm.
What should I do if I want to participate in the course?