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Episode-1033- Fodder Systems and Brian Newhouse on Permaville

7 Day Growth Barley Fodder at Quartz Ridge Ranch

7 Day Growth Barley Fodder at Quartz Ridge Ranch

Today we start with some follow up on the Craig’s List ad from yesterday’s show claiming you can grow enough fodder per large animal (say a horse or a cow) for only about 70 cents per head per day.   I was skeptical about the cost of the system and its claimed output.

We have had knowledgeable feedback on both sides of the issue and it seems that you really can get the output but the system in the ad is high in cost and not really necessary.  Some folks at Quartz Ridge Ranch built their own fodder system from salvaged parts and a few odds and ends, it works beautifully.

The key seems to be the animals are feeding not just on the greenery but the entire root mass, this is how one square can provide 15-20 lbs of high quality feed with a 80% nutrient uptake efficiency vs. about 20% on dry grass.  Tune in to learn more about what does and what does not work in this type of system.

Project Munoz - One of Brian's Eventual Permaville Developments

Project Munoz – One of Brian’s Eventual Permaville Developments

We then switch over to our special guest, Brian Newhouse, author and founder of Permaville.  Permaville offers a new perspective on community development. Including abstracts of over 180 permaculture elements and programs, Permaville details a step-by-step process of how you can redesign your community into paradise.

Based on the Permaculture Design Course, Permaville presents a comprehensive philosophy on what people need as it pertains to 12 universal areas of community. The 12 areas of community are water, food, sanitation, healthcare, youth and family, shelter, transportation, environment, energy, education, business and technology.

Permaville also includes an extensive pre-design and post-design plan to teach you how to begin and finish a community plan. Permaville is arranged to walk you through the challenges and many potential solutions to improving the physical and social infrastructure of your home or community.

If you are looking for a new perspective of what we’re doing on this planet, Permaville is for you.

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