Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Joel Salatin: Sustainable Farming – Animals Required by Janaia Donaldson

By Janaia Donaldson
Peak Moment TV

Innovative farmer Joel Salatin says sustainable agriculture requires both perennials (like native grasses) and herbivores (like cattle) to build soil. Mimicking patterns from nature, this maverick Virginia farmer rotates cattle followed by chickens into short-term pasture enclosures, where their poop fertilizes the earth. His new book  Folks, This Ain’t Normal is a critique of the industrial food system, and envisions a future where humans are participants in a regenerative, sustaining community of abundance. []

Watch high-quality video. Listen to Audio.  Read a near-transcript of Joel’s presentation after this conversation. Download video on iTunes.

Source of text to the video:

Salatin Family:
Back: Teresa, Lucille, Sheri, Rachel Front: Joel, Andrew, Daniel, Travis

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