An Egg Laying Flock is for Your Well-Being AND Your Garden’s

chickens and ducks for egg laying

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Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile)
Guest: Carol Deppe

For long-term sustainability, a laying flock is very important for your personal health as well as the health of your garden. These ambitious animals will convert weeds, insects and other pests into vital essential fatty acids that your body needs during hard times.

In this week’s program, Carol explains the duck-versus-chicken issue and encourages anyone who wants a laying flock at home to consider making the right choice for the right reason.  For her situation, ducks are best.

There are many benefits to raising poultry besides eggs. Even with only a small suburban or urban yard, you may be able to keep a few laying ducks or chickens.  Now is the time to learn how while times are easy.

Instructor: Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years. For a number of years prior to this career, his hobby was teaching cold weather safety & survival.

Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness. He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.

The answers he seeks (and then teaches) must be based on true principles derived from first hand experience. Above all else, he believes that attitude and practical knowledge is more critical to survival than having a bunch of “stuff.”

Guest: Carol Deppe

Carol Deppe is the embodiment of The Resilient Gardener. She has a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University, has been experimenting with crops and gardening in Corvallis, Oregon since 1979.  She is a freelance plant breeder specializing in developing public-domain crops for Oregon growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival.

Her writing includes The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, Tao Te Ching: A Window to the Tao through the Words of Lao Tzu, and The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity.

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An Egg Laying Flock is for Your Well-Being and Your Garden’s

Originally broadcast December 20, 2011

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