Category: Animals

DIY Chicken Coops and Cutting Feed Costs 100%.

Chickens are the gateway to sustainability (and freedom). If you are just starting out and want to know how to get the set up right or if you are just looking for some hints and tricks. That’s where I come in… I’ve literally helped thousands of folks just like you… Justin’s Video Trailer, view the full video here. PLUS, I’m giving away my plans for my ChickShaw and Chicken Tractor […]

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[Video] Why Chickens – With Joel Salatin (and friends).

I still can’t believe all that chickens can do for me (and you)… I’m talking eggs, meat, getting stuff done and connecting to your food. What’s Inside the Video?
1) One Reason for Chickens (Food): Eggs and Meat. 4 eggs a week, 6 Ibs of meat.
2) Another Reason (Work): I don’t till, fertilize, buy compost, spread mulch, use pesticides or herbicides.
3) Yet Another Reason for Chickens: Getting connected to your food source.

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Have Questions, Receive Answers, How Easy is This

Have Questions, Receive Answers, How Easy is This

If you have a site specific problem or just a question you would like to have answered from an experienced Permaculturalist, please read on.

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Worm farming cool, dark and wholesome

The importance of worms was recognised C. Darwin, author of Origins of species, in his last book, in which he considered that worms are nature’s ploughman. Worms, their associated organisms and by their behaviour play, are an essential part of soil formation and continued fertility. The lack of worms in the soil is an indication of a soil lacking fertilely and health. This situation became very clear to me during […]

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Long-term Census Reveal Presence of Abundant Mammalian Community in the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Zone

An international team of researchers have discovered thriving populations of wildlife in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, bringing out the unique evidence of wildlife’s resilience in the face of chronic radiation stress. Teeming with moose, elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, and wolves, the Chernobyl site after nearly 30 years of chronic radiation exposure looks more like a nature preserve, than as a disaster zone. A fire and an explosion […]

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Accommodating Garden Friends With an Insect Hotel

The vanishing population of bees and other beneficial insects is a threat to gardens and ecological balance in general. Attracting insects that are useful for pollination and the reduction of destructive pests provides the chance to sync with nature. Inviting beneficial insects (BIs) to promote the natural harmony of your outdoor environment – whether it is a small yard, farm or ranch – is achievable with insect hotels. These anthropodal […]

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Facts that Expound more on what Constitutes of Bamboo

Photo: Bambusa vulgaris at the PRI Zaytuna Farm Bamboo Bamboo is a resource that over the ages was not tapped. It has been viewed as an ornamental plant in the gardens and at times, in art and its economic potential not fully exploited. Bamboo is ‘the new timber’, and now people are embracing it. For the most part, it is embraced for its economic importance and benefits over timber, and […]

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Taking a Bite Out of Plastic Waste: New Research Offers Unexpected Promise as Permaculture Hack

Reducing plastic pollution has seemed a daunting prospect, until now. Can the tiny Mealworm bite off more than we can chew? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans alone throw away 25 billion Styrofoam cups each year. Styrofoam is a common polystyrene product, which is a type of plastic. These materials pose a significant challenge to environmental health because they are created with robust molecular chains that tend […]

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Season 2 of the Duck Chronicles has commenced!

Jack Spirko who hosts The Survival Podcast and his own Youtube Channel has been showing season two of his duck chronicles. Season one really illustrated, from the first episode to the last episode, how proper caring for ducks can make a positive impact on the environment. In season two, Jack starts off again by showing his dedication to these newly hatched chicks and ensuring that they are set up into […]

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47 Backyard Chicken Owners Speak Out:

Hi Readers of Permaculture News, my name is Claire and I blog over at Happy Chicken Coop. I’ve been keeping backyard chickens now for around 7 years and initially took the plunge because I wasn’t happy with how dependent I was on supermarket food. Also, at the time I’d just moved and now had roughly an acre of land, so I wanted to put the space to use! Since raising […]

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Cycling with Black Soldier Flies

Photo: (Courtesy of Sukarman) Flies get a bum rap. We swat them. We set out traps. They get no respect. But, it’s time all that changes. Few of us acknowledge that flies, behind bees and few wasps, are amongst the most prolific pollinators in nature. Rarely, do we discuss how flies are avid recyclers, clever scavengers, and excellent monitors of plant pests. Most of the time it’s just splat with […]

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Jim Al-Khalili: How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questions

How does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the extremely new, extremely strange world of quantum biology, where something Einstein once called “spooky action at a distance” helps birds navigate, and quantum effects might explain the origin of life itself.

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