Joel Salatin's UK presentations
RegenAg UK recently hosted the dynamic Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Virginia for a mind expanding 2 days at Cowdray Hall in Midhurst, Sussex. Joel talked non stop for 2 days to a packed hall of farmers, smallholders and Permaculture people, with lively questions and discussions. The potential for integrated closed loop systems in farming that employs pasture fed livestock and mobile infrastructure is staggering. The resources below will give an overview to anyone interested in regenerative agriculture.
Regeneratibe Agriculture movement, pasture fed livestock, rotational grazing (mob grazing) etc – useful links:
Polyface Farms (Joel Salatin)
Joel Salatin's pattern for carbon farming at Polyface Farm includes mob grazing of cows followed by chickens to distribute the manure and eat the bugs. He regenerates pasture and wooded areas with pigs, fattening them in the process, and grows shiitake mushrooms in a niche environment shed. Farm tours for kids, online ordering, restaurant supply, and an onsite farm shop mesh with egg production, turkey rearing, broiler chickens and a high quality rabbit farming business. This ultimate stacking of synergistic, complementary, seasonal micro-enterprises makes $2,000,000 a year and employs at least 22 people on the farms.
See Permaculture Magazine's article:
and in Part 2, how he markets and sells the farm's produce:
Part 3: how Joel Salatin creates self-generating, successful enterprises -
RegenAg (Regenerative Agriculture):
RegenAG UK is an alliance of farmers, smallholders and other individuals, sharing ideas and resources
Allan Savory Grazing Method:
Greg Judy http://www.greenpasturesfarm.net/
Mark Shepard http://www.forestag.com/
Ian Mitchell-Innes http://www.grassfednetwork.com/mitchell-innes-sept-2010/
Information courtesy of Mid Wales Permaculture Network