Homestead ProtaPod Composting System

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Homestead ProtaPod Composting System: 4 foot polyethylene (bodies only). These have the bioconversion capacity of 4-5+ of the smaller BioPod Plus units and can accept approx. 20-25+ lbs per day. If you have a source of food waste, offal or manure, you can quickly offset your purchases of store-bought feed by growing huge quantities of grubs for your chickens or fish. Self-reliance meets sustainability meets recycling meets insect farmer!

These are being made available for DIY setups in limited quantities only. Use matala, perforate plates or coir fiber mats with gravel underneath to promote bottom drainage. Each pod weighs 24 lbs. A comprehensive 30+ User's Guide & Operations E-Manual is available at no additional cost.

***THIS ITEM IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR IN-PERSON PICKUP OR COMMERCIAL SHIPPING.*** Please email us at: lewisvillepermaculture@gmail.com to discuss pickup availability or commercial shipping costs.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Prosumer / Homestead ProtaPod Composting System: 4 foot polyethylene tubs (bodies only). These large pods have the bioconversion capacity of approx. 5 of the smaller BioPod Plus units and can accept approx. 20-25+ lbs per day. These updated units do NOT include the old metal stand and problematic drainage filter jars from our GEN I design.

If you have a source of food waste (raw or cooked), offal, coffee grounds or brewer's mash, you can quickly offset your purchases of store-bought feed by growing huge quantities of grubs for your chickens or fish. Self-reliance meets sustainability meets recycling meets insect farmer!


These are similar in design to the old GEN I bodies, but with some enhancements, including drainage support improvements, a new top grub barrier lip and more robust crawl off ramps.

These pods bodies are now made to order and available for DIY setups in limited quantities only. We can now nest up to 12 pods on a single pallet. Use matala, perforate poly plates or coir fiber mats with gravel underneath to promote continuous bottom drainage. In order to maintain maximum flexibility with both imperial and metric plumbing fixtures, we no longer pre-drill the bottom drainage hole(s). A comprehensive 30+ User's Guide & Operations E-Manual is available at no additional cost.

If you are ordering one or more of the larger pods, we now include a no-charge "Setup and Operational Support" conference call so that all of your questions and concerns are addressed. All that we ask is that you read the manual ahead of the meeting.

DIMENSIONS

Top Diameter (outer): 44"

Bottom diameter (outer): 34"

Body Height: 26.8" tall



FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY

Digestion Capacity: 20-25 lbs of mixed food scraps per day

Food scraps may include meat and dairy

15-20% Bioconversion of food waste into mature grubs

Up to 5% undigested residue combined with castings

VOLUME

11.7 Cubic Feet / 87.3 US Gallons



WEIGHT

24 lbs empty



COMPOSTION

Roto-molded, UV-stabilized, medium density polyethylene resin



QUANTITY / PARTS

1 body

E-manual (digital)



DIMENSIONS

COLOR

Translucent White



SETUP / ASSEMBLY

Time Required: approx. 30-60 minutes

Tools Needed: 1/2" drill bit

Place on level surfaces only

Unit must be sheltered from direct sunlight and precipitation



USAGE

Food scrap recycling

Raising soldier grubs

Digestion of pet waste



KEY FEATURES

Mature grubs (dark-colored) self-harvest using dual migration ramps

Auto-collection via portal to collection receptacle of your choice

Flexible placement and elevation using bricks, blocks, pallets or timbers

Top grub barrier lip mitigates escape

Durable poly-resin allows for decades of use

10+ years of product development and testing



ORIGIN

Manufactured in North Carolina and developed with pride in Texas



WARRANY

5 year warranty through Protapod USA http://www.protapodusa.com/




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