Fresh or dried herbs in your nesting boxes not only work as insecticides, but also have anti-bacterial properties, and can act as natural wormers, anti-parasitics, insecticides, rodent control, stress relievers and laying stimulants. Here is a partial list of common herbs and flowers and their beneficial properties:
Original pinner: I love this idea, originally it was innovated because of the droughts in Africa. I learned of it when studying in my Global Sustainability class. Not only is it very efficient, 2 gardens like this can feed a family of 10 all year round & use as little as a gallon of water a day, it's an awesome concept
I love Misty Prepper. You can learn everything you want to know about living off the grid if you are so inclined by watching Misty on Youtube. She is tougher than I am but I do what I can in my little corner of the world. Great article about Prepping from the ground up! Lessons learned, and advice for all!