Fuel a person's mind, change the future.
No other renewable food source is more powerful, more portable, or more proven than eggs. Eggs enable a person to reach their full potential. They’re the ultimate super-food.
Students in poor places face a nutrition gap that disadvantages them. The Native Egg Project (TNEP) wants to enable American students to provide, construct and teach students in poor countries sustenance small-flock egg farming, empowering them to reach their full potential.
Small-Flock Egg Farms Are The Answer
You can teach a person how to farm a dozen eggs per day in a small space, an hour of time and using organic waste to produce the chicken feed. Small-Flock egg farms eliminate transportation costs and environmental impact of centrailized egg facilities and have inherent bio-security benefits. Eggs are THE premium renewable, sustainable food resource.
Montie Twining, The Native Egg Project
Organic waste is placed into a special device called a Grub Cone™ (patent pending) used to attract Black Soldier Flies who deposits their eggs. Larvae is harvested at the grub stage and fed to chickens.
The Perfect Hen
Leg Horn Hens lay more eggs than any other breed. They are very drought tolerant and can effectively utilize the high concentration protein of the grubs. They are not meat birds.
The Perfect Coop
The Sustain™ Chicken Coop has been specially designed with Leg Horns in mind, comfortably housing 17 hens and 3 roosters… easily yielding a dozen eggs a day.
En voilà - Eggs!
No other renewable food source is more powerful, more portable or more proven than eggs. Eggs allow individuals to reach their full mental and physical potential.
Students helping students led by adults…
Your Service Group or School
The Native Egg Project will help your group place small-flock egg farm systems at an under-served school or you can target an under-served group of your own.
Leader(s) from your group spend several days at The Native Egg Project in Austin, TX training on the system set up and operating the small-flock farms.
Your leader and team fly out into the field where a representative of The Native Egg Project and your recipient group meet you. Mature egg laying hens are provided by already established flocks.
Students Teaching Students
A big part of our concept are U.S. students teaching students of a third world country how to feed themselves. Adult leaders lead a new generation of generosity.
First Haiti and then…
Key to the The Native Egg Project initiative is taking organic waste and growing larvae as chicken feed. Haiti has a lot of organic waste… and not a lot of chicken feed. Many parts of the world are already commercially harvesting Black Soldier Fly Larvae for chicken feed.
Eggs, more than chicken meat, uniquely provides the nutrient elements that allow individuals to reach their full mental and physical potential. No other renewable food source is more powerful, more portable, or more proven than eggs.
A key part of The Native Egg Project is teaching under-nourished communities to provide for themselves. Eggs are expensive in Haiti, 3-4 times more expensive than in the US. Over 60% of the people in Haiti live on less than $2 a day, 25% of those on less than $1.25.
A Closer Look at Eggs
Nutrients In Eggs
One large 90 Calorie egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals plus 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, 1.6 grams of saturated fat and is packed with carotenoids. The egg has a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin too.
Goodness That Lasts a Lifetime.
Essential nutrients withing the egg can support a healthy pregnancy, growth, and development of children, and muscle mass and function during aging.
The high-quality protein in an egg is essential for muscle function and more valuable to a body than carbohydrates alone.
Weight Management & Satiety
The high-quality protein in eggs can reduce hunger as well as help with maintaining health weight.
Brain Function & Development
Egg yolks are one of the richest dietary sources of the B-complex vitamin choline, which is associated with better neurological function and reduced inflammation. Additionally, there’s evidence that dietary choline helps with fetal brain development when pregnant women eat it.
Eggs contain a vitamin and nutrient package that assists in people reaching their full physical and mental potential.