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I live on a farm and can say with certainty that cattle and sheep will absolutely eat grass clippings. All of our grass clippings from the around the house go to the animals, along with a significant amount of other garden waste. They not only eat grass but will strip leaves off tree trimmings, and eat fruit and vegetables that may no longer be suitable for ...


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Both of the links you shared are important videos to watch for anyone interested in learning about the process and should be considered required viewing material in classrooms where agriculture is taught. The process works well and can be applied to other kinds of livestock as well. The "chicken tractor" is a popular method that employs similar techniques ...


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You can check the intentional community forum at "Permies" - a site devoted to permaculture. While the discussion may not be strictly about "eco-villages" - there are many kinds of group living situations discussed - its all about sustainability and ecological awareness. http://www.permies.com/forums/f-6/community


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Audibon Magazine distilled the following from Bat Conservation International: Here are some tips for installing a bat house, from Bat Conservation International, a science-based bat conservation organization. Design. All bat houses should be at least 2 feet tall, have chambers at least 14 inches wide, and have a landing area extending below ...


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Cattle have become unpopular because they have been accused of farting methane. This is the main answer to your question. However in ecologically sound pastures cattle do restore CO2 to the soil, and they probably fart much less. If their "emissions" have been measured on cattle fed on a single species of newly sown grass, or on silage, they would not be the ...


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It will be more nutritious if, instead of "clippings", you use a scythe and rake up the cut grass. Grass clippings from a lawn mower oxidize very quickly since they are so finely chopped up.


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I used to dry grass clippings as hay, then bag and store until winter and feed to goats. They seemed to much prefer it to regular hay. I think it is more nutritious too.


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Since this is a homework question I will help you, but not give away the answer (which I cannot do anyway, because you didn't include the necessary information for that). You are correct that you only want to harvest part of the population. Harvesting all fish will indeed wipe out the population and harvesting most of the fish will slow down population ...


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