[permaculture] Rabbit Hutches and Worm Beds - Multiple Functions, Multiple Elements, Relative Location

Alan Enzo ecoenzo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 14:24:33 EST 2017


Hi Kim, Anne, and the Bloomington Permaculture Guild!

We have seen some good designs for Rabbits over Worm Beds - and this is a
classic Permaculture design utilizing the Principles of Multiple Elements,
Relative Location, and Multiple Functions.

Even Better - Plants Over Rabbits Over Worms!  See attached

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Here is some info we've collected:

Raising rabbits and worms together works so well because the nutrients in
rabbit droppings and the wasted rabbit food and hay contains the perfect
mix as a food source and as a bedding for the worms.  You can also raise
the worms in compost bins or vermicomposting bins using the rabbit manure
as a top dressing, for worm feed, and also as a worm bedding. Keeping worms
under the rabbit cages also allows you to raise worms for fishing bait,
chicken food, vermicomposting and this adds another bartering item you have
on your homestead. This helps you to produce another potential source of
income from your homestead and also improving your sustainability and
another great fertilizer for your gardens.

The best kind of worm to use under rabbit cages is the red worm or *Eisenia
fetida.* They are also known as brandling  worms, manure worms, tiger
worms, panfish worms, trout worms and many  other names.

https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2013/11/17/rabbits-and-redworms-sustainability-above-and-below/


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​https://texasredworms.com/tag/red-worm-bin/

[image: Img_5768]

http://www.thefarmforlifeproject.com/?p=48195032

I hope those resources are a good help to you!

Please spread the news about our online Permaculture Design Certificate
Course - run by highly-qualified teachers from the Nashville Permaculture
Guild!

Lots of Love,

Alan Enzo, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Permaculture Education Center
PermacultureEducation.com
Nashville Permaculture Guild

And.. here's your Cute Overload picture of the day:

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On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Ann Kreilkamp <arkcrone at gmail.com> wrote:

> Not sure that the forward went through on the last one . . .
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ann Kreilkamp <arkcrone at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 1:14 PM
> Subject: Fwd: Rabbit Hutches and worm bed
> To: bloomington_permaculture_guild at lists.riseup.net
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>
> Hey folks, this woman contacted me through my blog this morning and I told
> her I'd pass the question on to the permie guild. If you have a design
> please send directly to her (with a copy to me, please!)
>
> Thanks.
>
> Ann
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: kimlarsonnd <kimlarsonnd at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 11:48 AM
> Subject: Rabbit Hutches and worm bed
> To: arkcrone at gmail.com
>
>
> Hello,
> I am a naturopath in Boquete Panama.
> We are developing a non GMO farm here.
> I need a workable design for rabbit hutches over a worm bed.Have any of
> you seen these done?
> Thank you,
> Kim Larson
>
>
>
> Sent from my Samsung GALAXY S5™, a Cricket 4G LTE smartphone
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