[permaculture] Worms

Jerome Osentowski jerome at crmpi.org
Mon Feb 25 10:19:34 EST 2002

Su, I use regular garden lime in the hen house before I put down the straw
bedding.  This takes care of the lice,  This needs to be done a couple times
during the warm season.  This stwaw  is then used as a mulch, over a layer
of more carbon mulch, since it has some chicken manure. This and the pond
water makes the carbon layer more attactive for the worms, and they move in
to eat it up faster.  The lime has minerals, and will increase ph.   We use
gypsum here to move the ph down the scale.   The lime cuts the body of the
lice , a machanical kill. Would the lime work on the kids? Maybe.
Jerome Osentowski, Director
Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
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Basalt, CO 81621   U.S.A.

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>From: David Holmgren & Su Dennett <holmgren at netconnect.com.au>
>To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [permaculture] Worms
>Date: Sun, Feb 24, 2002, 1:10 AM

> Andreas, if it is worms you need to get rid of, black walnut tincture
> is excellent. My kids all had persistent worm problems and I tried so
> many things including pumpkin seeds, garlic, homeopathics etc all to
> no avail or only very temporary results. Quassia bark was another
> recommendation that I didn't try. I am told that the gut needs a
> particular ph and I use apple cider vinegar in the goats'feed every
> day and for the chickens periodically so have found that to be an
> excellent preventative. But black walnut tincture is the most potent
> remedy I have ever used, Available from the naturopath or Chinese
> herbalist (in Australia)
>   Another kids problem that many of us have to contend with,
> especially if they are school goers, is head lice. Has anybody any
> experience with sulphur supplementation to repel these critters? I
> use sulphur for both goats and poultry with excellent results. Too
> much hair washing must remove the natural pest repellents in the
> hair(newly washed hair seems to be heaven) and sulphur deficiency in
> soils and therefore vegetables may be a contributor to our headlice
> infestations. I haven't got the opportunity to verify if sulphur
> works on humans(kids now past this stage) as it does for livestock
> but I would really like to know.
>   Cheers,Su Dennett
> --
> David Holmgren & Su Dennett
> Holmgren Design Services
> Hepburn Permaculture Gardens
> 16 Fourteenth St,
> Hepburn. 3461.
> Australia.
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