Homegrown Lifestyle: Reconnect with the Land
Iowa State University Extension's Homegrown Lifestyle program targets those people who want to grow their own food and livestock for personal and family use. Andy Larson, specialist in small-farm sustainability with ISU Extension, says that the course covers a large variety of topics including permaculture, soil health, and manure.
Larson says, "Manure is really a resource; it’s not just one of those things you have to try to get rid of."
The course includes teaching a formula to use to determine how much manure a particular group of animals will create. Larson and ISU Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron are guests on this 'Talk of Iowa' and they also answer questions about lawns and gardens.