ISBN: 9781603582902 Year Added to Catalog: 2011 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 4-color throughout (including photos, tables and several line drawings) Dimensions: 8 x 10 Number of Pages: 416 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Release Date: September 21, 2011 Web Product ID: 637
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The Small-Scale Poultry Flock
An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers
Harvey will give two presentations at a two-day event titled Family Day on the Farm. Though this gathering targets the local Amish community, all are welcome to attend. The event opens Friday evening, July 25, with offerings by vendors (Harvey will have copies of his book to sell) and a keynote address. Choose among a number of presentations on Saturday, July 26.
Harvey's presentations will be:
The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers (Morning) My signature presentation on holistic poultry husbandry in the sustainable homestead. Appropriate for beginners and more experienced flocksters alike.
Strategies for Soil Care (Afternoon) An exploration of some of the options for improving soil texture, fertility, and organic matter content. I will discuss approaches to composting in addition to Sir Albert Howards classic compost heap; the importance of cover cropping and the range of options for their use; and the role of livestock and especially poultry in the soil improvement program.
September 13, 2014, 10:30 am
Harvey Ussery at Heritage Harvest Festival
Heritage Harvest Festival, Monticello , Charlottesville VA
The annual Heritage Harvest Festival, sponsored at Thomas Jeffersons estate, Monticello, by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, just gets better and better each yearlots of vendors and dozens of interesting speakers and topics. Copies of my book The Small-Scale Poultry Flock (Chelsea Green, 2011) will be on sale, with several book signings on the schedule.
I will give three presentations:
The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers My signature presentation on holistic poultry husbandry in the sustainable homestead. Appropriate for beginners and more experienced flocksters alike.
The Sustainable Home Flock A discussion of three foundations of a more holistic homestead flock independent of outside purchases: (1) Breed choice, with a discussion of my flock of Icelandic chickens as my ideal homestead breed. (2) Feeding as much as possible from home resources. (3) Breeding our own improved stock using techniques that maximize genetic diversity and avoid inbreeding depression.
Trash to Treasure: Bioconversion of Organic Wastes into Resources We will look at some fascinating examples of trash to treasure, such as Growing Powers turning 10,000 tons of food residuals a year in the Milwaukee/Chicago area into soil fertility for their greenhouses; or Vermont Composts use of flocks of hundreds of layers to work compost while feeding from the heaps and producing thousands of dozens of eggs as an additional income streamentirely without purchased feeds. Bioconversion of organic wastes goes far beyond Sir Albert Howards classic compost heap, and this talk will explore some of the possibilities at the home and farm scale.