The aim of this project designed by interns and students from the IF Rio Pomba Agroecology course, is to show how the cultivation of vegetables can be integrated with the rearing of birds (chickens).
In this case, the vegetable beds are positioned next to the chicken coop.
All "waste" from cleaning the garden (fallen leaves, weeds, etc.) are offered as food to the chickens.
When cleaning the chicken coop, the waste is collected (faeces), which serve as organic fertilizer for the garden.
With this system, a family living in rural areas can have, in a small space, an organic production of vegetables and also an organic source of meat and eggs (protein), all without the use of industrialized fertilizers.
The community-built project was a great success due to the dedication and energy from the students, They proved to be both proactive and creative, building the entire structure using reused materials.
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