Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Joel Salatin

I'm starting to get excited! Kim and I are heading to Gaton tomorrow to go to a Joel Salatin workshop. Joel is a farmer from the US (Polyface Farms) who has developed a way of farming and making a living off small acreages. He's a lot more than that, so if you don't know who/what about him, you will find him here. We went to one of his workshops a couple of years ago and he's very invigorating - an odd word, but he just gets you excited about farming the right way.

He has pigs, cattle and chickens (and rabbits, but we can't do them here in Queensland). He markets these as meat products, so it's a whole paddock to plate enterprise. We are looking forward to getting some tips in improving what we are doing.  It's difficult to make a living off a small area, so by producing the end product it makes us more viable, as well as providing healthier food for people!

Will hopefully report back on it when I get home!

This is something that court my eye on his website.....

"EARTHWORMS: We’re really in the earthworm enhancement business. Stimulating soil biota is our first priority. Soil health creates healthy food"

I couldn't agree more.......

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