We are starting to grow two new projects for the farm!
This year we will be experimenting with Duckweed as a supplement or primary feed for our chickens/ducks/geese.
Lemna minor, the common duckweed or lesser duckweed, is a species of aquatic freshwater plant in the subfamily Lemnoideae of the arum family Araceae.L. minor is used as animal fodder, bioremediator, for wastewater nutrient recovery, and other applications.
Next we will also be kicking off our largest plant based project to date. For the purpose of restoring our farm land to something that resembles a more natural landscape we will be planting a large number of Hybrid Willow trees known as the Austree.
Austree is a hybrid willow. It is a cross between Hankow willow, Salix matsudana and white willow, Salix alba. This willow is a very fast growing tree. It can grow 10-15 ft in a single year eventually attaining a height of 50-70 ft.