DIGEST OF MESSAGES from Forum on Integrated Bio-Systems
1) From: Ludwig Naegel [firstname.lastname@example.org]
2) From: Elfpermacl@aol.com
1) -----Original Message-----
From: Ludwig Naegel [email@example.com]
I have been following with some interest the exchange of opinions and ideas
on microfarming. Happy Filipinos with a couple of square meters of land and
a lot of unused rice straw to grow mushrooms and hundreds of rabbits.
No, the question of IBS is not so easy! Education level of the small-scale
farmer and market forces are the decisive parameters for success! In the
Philippines the demand for mushrooms and for rabbit meat is very limited!
How to obtain in the Philippines for a reasonable price the from Taiwan
imported mushroom spores? Where can you sell your fresh mushrooms? It is
true that rabbits are reproducing rapidly, but where can you sell the meat
in a country where chicken meat is preferred? Additionally, the growing of
mushrooms and rabbits needs experience and training, especially in the area
of disease prevention and control.
IBS is not an easy area - especially for "developing countries"!
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Marc Cardoso at EgoGenics [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
>My organisation, ECOGENICS, has taken
>the concept of the micro-farm to a very dynamic level. ............(cut).....
> The Ecogenics closed loop ecosystems
>maximise the per square ft profitability by growing high ticket products
>such as blue green algae in a symbiotic relationship with Tilapia fish as a
>result of that self sustaining combination it is then possible to grow high
>value crops hydroponically or as it is now referred to, aquaponically.
>We also have made it possible to operate over a wide range of
>climatic zones and have replicated this system successfully in areas as
>diverse as northern New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, georgia, Texas, New
>Mexico, Oregon ,Ghana, and CostaRica. the average profit potential of these
>systems is anywhere from $35,000.00 per year to $150,000.00 per year....(cut)
>We expect that within the next couple of
>years there will be 150 systems operational across the U.S.A.and the world.
We have been doing things like this for 25 years or more and calling it
permaculture. It is an international movement active on every continent and
doesn't need a ceo. Like the rest of any ecosystem, it is decentralized.
Barking Frogs Permaculture Center
Sparr, Florida, USA
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