Approximately a 4 minute read
Originally published Nov 6th, 2018, at PermacultureNews.org
Chokos, plentifully displayed in baskets and crates at farmers markets in our area throughout the summer months, are boring, bland, and not very useful.
That's what I used to think, but I've changed my mind.
This short article shares 7 of the ways I use chokos and choko vines since I gained a better appreciation for them.
(Approximately a 6 minute read)
Growing our own milk, eggs, and / or meat is a step in the right direction, but relying on the feed store to help us do it means we’re still relying on fossil fuel-based agriculture and supply systems.
Since our goal is to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, at the time of writing this article I was growing an increasing amount of our own goat feed, for our two milking goats.
To make it onto the list that you’re about to read, these plants had to be great for goat fodder, AND serve a variety of other functions as well.
(Please note that some of the plants listed here were also listed in “8 Abundant Fodder Forest Plants, and How to Use Them.”)
(Approximately a 5 minute read)
This morning when I went to feed the animals, I thought I’d start with collecting some pigeon pea for the horses, and see what I could find for the pigs in the fodder forest while I was there.
Our fodder forest is a small beginning in my long-term goal to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuel-based agriculture.
This article lists 8 of my favorite multi-purpose fodder-and-food plants, and some of the ways I use them.
Originally published June 14, 2018 at PermacultureNews.org.