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Mar 29
David Nuttle posted a blog post

Enterprise Models for Small Farms

My new eBook on entrepreneurship has several innovative enterprise models for small farms.  These are mostly based on my proprietary technologies, but may be used without payment of royalty or other fees.  This eBook may be found on the following websites:1) ENTREPRENEURSHIP.pdf (for Adobe);    2) ENTREPRENEURSHIP.DOCX (for Microsoft Word).3) ENTREPRENEURSHIP.MOBI (Kindle Format & Amazon); &  4) ENTREPRENEURSHIP.Pub (for other readers).My international charity, NPI, is helping…See More
Mar 29
David Nuttle replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Container Gardening 101'
"PVC pipe may be used to create a vertical container garden outdoors and indoors (24/7/365).  My charity, NPI, has developed, tested and posted a guide on this subject under the title "Healthy Foods Handbook," shown on NPI's…"
Mar 15, 2014
David Nuttle replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Raised Beds 101'
"With limited space, vertical gardens are often more feasible than raised beds ... and may also allow indoor crop/ food production 24/7/365.  My charity, NPI, has developed a guide on this subject entitled "Healthy Foods Handbook," the…"
Mar 14, 2014
David Nuttle replied to Lizz's discussion 'human manure fertilizer??'
"When using human waste for compost, or sludge (human waste) from an urban waste treatment center, it is very important to test for heavy metals.  I regret to say that some heavy metals are coming into our food supplies, and they become…"
Sep 7, 2013
David Nuttle replied to Jenni's discussion 'FLies around seedling station - help!'
"Jenni, it could be the worm castings that are attracting the flies.  I assume you have already obtained some good fly traps from a farm coop or feed supply store.  Some of these traps come with an attractant that will draw the flies away…"
Sep 7, 2013
David Nuttle replied to Eric K's discussion 'in what ways can farmers use technology ?'
"Eric,  the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and its agricultural affiliate ATTRA, have a great deal of printed and website information to assist small and organic farmers.  Tufts University and Heifer International also…"
Sep 7, 2013
David Nuttle replied to Kurt Hick's discussion 'Pature Raised Rabbits'
"Kurt,  if you have a rabbit tractor similar to a chicken tractor the ideal is to have a hot-wire around the bottom-edge of the inside to keep rabbits from digging under ... and a hot-wire on the bottom-edge of the outside to help keep predators…"
Sep 6, 2013
David Nuttle replied to Daniel Jarvis-Pallares's discussion 'SUSTAINABLE BACKYARD'
"Backyard gardening has a limited potential to produce more foods in any one area.  You need to think in terms of edible landscaping. patio production in pots, greenhouses, community/ park gardens, indoor gardens/ urban farming, and varied…"
Sep 3, 2013
David Nuttle commented on Travis Stinnett's blog post 'FEED THE HUNGRY?'
"To help grow foods for the hungry it often takes a combination of edible landscaping, community/ park gardens, home gardens, urban farming, cooperating farms/ ranches and effective food banks.  Indoor farming in large vacant buildings allows…"
Sep 3, 2013
David Nuttle commented on David Nuttle's blog post 'Quail for Urban Farming'
"Jennifer,  I am raising quail now and have done so in the past.  In prior years, I also raised chickens and ducks.  For an urban environment, quail are usually the best option."
Sep 3, 2013
Jennifer commented on David Nuttle's blog post 'Quail for Urban Farming'
"David: Are you raising quail yourself now or have you in the past? Or are you thinking about it? I'm curious if anyone who has raised quail as well as other fowl, where allowed, have preferences? Lauren talks a bit about chickens vs ducks in…"
Sep 3, 2013
David Nuttle commented on HOMEGROWN.org's page Find Good Food
"To have really good/ safe foods they need to be homegrown by carefully controlled organic means, or purchased from a farmer/ rancher you know and trust who uses such organic practices.  Otherwise, you are at risk for consuming hormones,…"
Sep 2, 2013
David Nuttle posted a blog post

Quail for Urban Farming

In areas where chickens and other larger fowl are not allowed, quail are a great option.  Quail may be reared indoors in a large bird cage or in part of your yard using a "run" (an enclosure made with a light-frame and bird netting).  The Bobwhite breed generally produce the most eggs, plus good quality meat.   Texas A & M hybrid Button quail grow the fastest and produce the most meat.  A small incubator and an order of fertile quail eggs will get you started.  You will need to find and…See More
Sep 2, 2013
Jennifer left a comment for David Nuttle
"Hi, David. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here: site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content. I’m so glad you found us, and I’m thrilled that you’ve been so active on the site…"
Sep 2, 2013
David Nuttle commented on David Nuttle's blog post 'Tick Control for Gardens/ Yards'
"Jennifer, you can use the dry-ice tick traps as often as needed.  Usually, use in the spring and fall will end your tick problem."
Sep 2, 2013

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Agricultural Development Specialist
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Farming background, BS Degree in Agriculture w/ advanced training in tropical, desert and urban farming. Published author & inventor related to sustainable agriculture & self-help. Work in 42 developing nations and the U.S. Founder & President of Needful Provision, Inc. (NPI), a 501(c)(3) charity.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Fried grubs.
Currently reading:
Biochar Production Manual
Currently listening to:
Vietnamese "pop" singers.
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Counterdesertification (see ... http://www.needfulprovision.org/articles/counterdesertification.php.
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David Nuttle's Blog

Enterprise Models for Small Farms

My new eBook on entrepreneurship has several innovative enterprise models for small farms.  These are mostly based on my proprietary technologies, but may be used without payment of royalty or other fees.  This eBook may be found on the following websites:

1) ENTREPRENEURSHIP.pdf (for Adobe);    2) ENTREPRENEURSHIP.DOCX (for Microsoft Word).

3) ENTREPRENEURSHIP.MOBI (Kindle Format & Amazon); &  4) ENTREPRENEURSHIP.Pub (for other readers).

My international…

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Posted on March 29, 2017 at 5:13pm

Quail for Urban Farming

In areas where chickens and other larger fowl are not allowed, quail are a great option.  Quail may be reared indoors in a large bird cage or in part of your yard using a "run" (an enclosure made with a light-frame and bird netting).  The Bobwhite breed generally produce the most eggs, plus good quality meat.   Texas A & M hybrid Button quail grow the fastest and produce the most meat.  A small incubator and an order of fertile quail eggs will get you started.  You will need to find and…

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Posted on September 2, 2013 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments

Tick Control for Gardens/ Yards

If you have a tick problem, you may eliminate most of your ticks by using dry-ice traps in the spring and fall. Ticks hunt by CO2 detection to find prey with blood and a CO2 signature (exhaust).  Use several small tubs of dry-ice, covered with a thick layer of heavy white felt (that touches the ground on all sides) ... and place these around your garden and/or yard areas.  As the dry-ice melts, CO2 from this ice is trapped by the heavy felt.  Ticks will use their sensing abilities to find…

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Posted on August 28, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Avoid the Temptation to Use GMOs

Most people growing their own foods do so to avoid GMOs and herbicides/ chemicals used to help grow these crops.  In addition home growers seek a better quality of food free of all the additives, fillers, preservatives and chemical residues found in foods from the stores.

We can all avoid the temptation of growing GMO crops by reviewing a Rodale Institute 30-year farming study that shows non-GMO crops produce more than GMO crops.  In addition, research by the Univ. of California,…

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Posted on August 28, 2013 at 1:33pm

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At 1:47pm on September 2, 2013, Jennifer said…

Hi, David. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here: site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content. I’m so glad you found us, and I’m thrilled that you’ve been so active on the site already. Thanks for sharing your good know-how! (And more on those fried grubs, please!) I hope you’ll turn up plenty of projects and ideas here to spur you on, and you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage. If you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

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