Water Hyacinth – Water Weed or Livestock Feed?

Eichhornia Crassipes (Water Hyacinth) According to the University of Florida, it’s labeled the “Worst Floating Weed“. If you’re not familiar, water hyacinth is a rapidly multiplying floating water plant.  It’s considered invasive in many countries and illegal in many US states.   In favorable conditions it can double in population every 12 days…

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Our Tropical Chicken House Design

The chickens have been the best addition to our sustainable food system yet.  We have 25 Rhode Island Reds and they produce around 20 eggs per day. They have an amazing ability to convert kitchen waste into eggs.  We feed them corn, larvae, water hyacinth and cuttings from the garden.…

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Gardening With The Terciopelo AKA Fer-de-Lance

Garden Buddies Ok….not quite buddies, but we could call them co-workers.  The Fer-de-Lance or “Terciopelo”, is one of the most dangerous snakes south of Texas.  The name means “velvet” in Spanish and is the common name used in Costa Rica.  It’s scientific name is the “Bothrops asper”. This snake is…

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Moringa Project in Cambodia

women in Cambodia harvesting moringa

CAMA Services, in Cambodia, are teaching locals how to produce and use the nutritious Moringa Oleifera crop and become healthy self-sustaining communities.  CAMA has also established demonstration plots and registered a local moringa business.  These highly nutritious moringa trees provide a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals for families struggling…

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