R Scott wrote:At the neighborhood level:
What if you GIVE AWAY eggs to neighbors that supply scraps--or more accurately trade raw material for a percentage of finished goods? I am sure you could find neighbors more than willing to bring food scraps and (ORGANIC) yard waste (that they would have to PAY to get rid of) in exchange for a few eggs. The trick would be figuring out a fair exchange.
Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:Geoff Lawton and Eco Films created a short film on one of my very favorite "waste to yield" sites in the US - Karl Hammer at Vermont Compost Company. This guy is an inspiration. And there is awesome footage of hens "doing their chicken thang".
I really hope to get something like this going in an urban setting, spread out across several homes in the neighborhood (already many of us have chickens). The idea is that we would gather food waste from local restaurants and other neighbors as well as receive regular deliveries of woodchips and process this mixture through the chicken system. In actuality, myself and a few other neighbors are already doing this on a small scale but none of us are quite to the point yet of being able to raise chickens without grain.