Visit a urban food forest & help design a worm>chicken>f­­ish>veggie>wo­r­m guild

  • July 14, 2013 · 2:30 PM
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Learn how to compost food waste fast with worms/BSF which then feeds chickens. The chickens then enhance the algae/plant/animal life available for the fish. The fish in turns provides nitrogen for a boost in vegetable growth. And the waste from the veggies can be sent back to the worms/BSF.

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    Hi Utah, Sorry I couldn't make it. just got back from Colorado early this morning. I have a ton of things to take care of. I'm still willing to bring in some manure compost and beef. Give me a couple of days to figure out when I can and maybe we can do it after work or next weekend.

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
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      Look up mark shepard. He has a real farm hundred of aces. His family has no other ob and they grow chestnut, hazelnut, apple, plums, cherries, black/raspberry, gooseberries/currant, grapes, mushroom, pigs, cows all for sale/income in a mix grassy savanna setting (not forest or monocrop).

      July 15, 2013

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      July 15, 2013

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    Great meetup! I found out about a whole new system using worms, chickens, tilapia, veggies, and pond plants. And Utah's garden is inspiring, let's you know what is possible in a couple of short years.

    July 15, 2013

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    Small and Sweet

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    next time!

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK next time.

      July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, just heard I'm getting kicked out of my apt and things are crazy.

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
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      That does sound crazy, I hope you find a temp place soon. and good luck apt hunter. See you soon when things settle down a bit.

      July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a fee associated with this event?

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No fee, its all free, but if you have any cool plant/herbs you want to trade bring and someone will most likely take it. http://youtu.be/WYFM7...­

      July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How to build a regular aquaponic system.
    http://youtu.be/WYFM7J_TpTU?t=29m28s
    http://ibcofaquaponics.com/files/IBCofAquaponics.pdf

    A major addition would be inserting a chicken open floor layer between the bottom fish part and the top vegetable. Possible incorporating the ordorless wormcomposting inside the chicken layer right under the the nest box. If a few falls into the fish tank more food for them

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have chickens and garden, I've been wanting to start farming fish, awesome.

    July 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So you are thinking about a 700gal pond/container. gal=LxWxHx7.3=10x3x3x7.3­. to raise 4*52=200lbs of fish in 6 months. Very doable with tilapia. you just need to aerate the water, temp control(solar water heater), food (sunlight>algae>fi­sh food, worms/bugs, store bought food pellets), water filtration.

      July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Most animals eat 3% of their weight everyday so factor that into your cost or more importantly they convert 10% of their food to body weight so to eat 200lbs you would have to feed 2,000lbs of food. Hopefully most of that will be algae form the pond and worms/grubs from from composting.

      July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Utah, Thanks for hosting yesterday. Really love what your doing. I am going to plan on going but I'll be coming back from Colorado on Sat. Would you want me to bring a truckload of Cow/Chicken manure compost?
    Our website: http://blog.southborobelties.org/blog1/

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will bring a pile that has been in my front yard since the Fall. I used most of it on my blueberries and have no plan for the rest (I have a bunch of piles).

      July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks.

      July 1, 2013

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    waste=food

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Totally agree. reduce, reuse, recycle, rejuvenate

      July 1, 2013

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