Alternative Livelihoods and Sustainable Living

Goat raising for meat and milk
Goat raising for meat and milk

The native goat is a bit smaller in size, however the farm I visited is cross-breeding it with a larger imported variety to produce hybrid goats.

Seeds from some of the Filipino spinach, winged beans, peanuts, cowpeas...
Seeds from some of the Filipino spinach, winged beans, peanuts, cowpeas…

Filipino spinach is very different than American spinach. While there are several tropical spinach varieties, none are very common where I live.

Container Gardening!!!
Container Gardening!!!

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Consider reusing plastic bottles to plant vegetables. Here we planted some pechay, a leafy green. Once the plants get too big for the containers they are transplanted.

Papaya, eggplant, peanuts, cucumber, onions, green beans and many others
Papaya, eggplant, peanuts, cucumber, onions, green beans and many others
Vermicompost
Vermicompost

The African Night Crawler worm is an ideal decomposer because it has a huge appetite for breaking down organic waste. This species can produce 3 cocoons with 2-15 new baby worms per week and thus it can double its volume in 90 days.

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