|Joel Salatin moves his cows, chickens, and pigs to balance|
the food input and the fertilizer output.
The video below goes into great
detail about his methods, based on God's Creation.
|Queen Elizabeth's private gardens use no|
man-made toxins. They are productive and teeming with
wildlife of all kinds.
The Salatin Farm - Polyface
| The Salatins have historic ties to Bob Jones University,|
where Joel graduated, but now they attract a lot of the new
generation's interest in pure food and honest farming practices.
In 1961, William and Lucille Salatin moved their young family to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, purchasing the most worn-out, eroded, abused farm in the area near Staunton. Using nature as a pattern, they and their children began the healing and innovation that now supports three generations.
Disregarding conventional wisdom, the Salatins planted trees, built huge compost piles, dug ponds, moved cows daily with portable electric fencing, and invented portable sheltering systems to produce all their animals on perennial prairie polycultures.
Today the farm arguably represents America’s premier non-industrial food production oasis. Believing that the Creator’s design is still the best pattern for the biological world, the Salatin family invites like-minded folks to join in the farm’s mission: to develop emotionally, economically, environmentally enhancing agricultural enterprises and facilitate their duplication throughout the world.
|Where have the butterflies gone?|
We kill them to get rid of mosquitoes,
but the mosquitoes never go away.
Painting by Norma Boeckler