Would you like fresh, organic eggs or fresh honey for breakfast each morning? Well, you may be surprised to know that this can be easily achieved in an urban setting. A chicken coop or tractor can fit into any urban space, often where food crops can’t be grown. Chickens can rid you of insect pests and weeds while supplying you with fresh eggs, and they make great pets for children.
Poultry, worms and bees are livestock well suited to our urban environment. They reduce our organic waste or help to pollinate our fruit trees. Keeping these animals also helps us reconnect with nature. Rabbit manure and straw bedding can be spread onto the garden as instant fertisiliser.
Next time you are considering getting a pet goldfish or cat, reconsider and choose one of the following Green Animals. They will help us become more self-sufficient and are much kinder to the environment.