Organics-Introduction

organics-rabbit-food

Rabbits - Vermiculture - Food

Holistic sustainable small farming

Enhanced land usage

Enriched well being of your animals

Superior natural food

 

Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.

 

We at Texlan Rabbits manage our rabbitry and associated activities following holistic sustainable farming practices. We have been able to demonstrate the quantity of low cost food (meat and vegetables) that can be produced from a small area of land. How the quality of produce and longevity of plants is vastly improved.

 

Rabbits

rabbitRabbits are a great introduction to natural organic based livestock production. The following approach demonstrates how you can benefit from rabbit production:

  • Rabbits are a source of food with no growth promotants, low in fat, high in protein.
  • Rabbits are easily raised on small areas.
  • Rabbits are easily processed for human consumption.
  • Manure and worm castings from our rabbitry are used to grow a large vegetable garden using organic practices.
  • Rabbits have a high feed conversion ratio compared to other livestock.

Vermiculture

worm-compostVermicompost is the product of composting utilizing various species of worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and earthworms to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste (not to include meat, dairy, fats or oils), bedding materials, and vermicast.

Vermicast, also known as worm castings, worm humus or worm manure, is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by species of earthworm. This type of composting is sometimes suggested as a feasible indoor composting method.

The earthworm species (or composting worms) most often used are Red Wigglers (Eisenia foetida or Eisenia andrei), though European nightcrawlers (Eisenia hortensis) could also be used. Red wigglers are recommended by most vermiculture experts as they have some of the best appetites and breed very quickly. Users refer to European nightcrawlers by a variety of other names, including dendrobaenas, dendras, and Belgian nightcrawlers.

Containing water-soluble nutrients, vermicompost is a nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner.

Vermicompost tea has been shown to cause a 173.5% increase in plant growth by mass over plants grown without castings. These results were seen with only 10% addition of castings to produce these results. [wikipedia compost]

Backyard Food Production

This is a very interesting video....

A must watch for those wanting to achieve a sustainable backyard food initative.