Posts Tagged ‘Joel Salatin’

vergepermaculture.ca writes…

It’s all about “How to Make a Living as a Farmer,” and they’ll be covering topics like:

  • practical how-to’s, from creative land acquisition to beyond-organic production principles…

  • business principles for farming like an entrepreneur, becoming your own middleman, and marketing to a diverse audience…

  • tips for building a trained cadre of employees and creating a lasting, profitable legacy for your children and grandchildren….

It’s a warm-up event before our ground breaking Salatin Semester…and you’re invited to listen in, free!

Read more and register here

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journal.wanderlustfestival.com writes…

“What can I do?”  Perhaps the most common question people ask me, this simple request is filled with angst and hidden perceptions.  Often a sigh accompanies the question, kind of a resignation to the power and position of the current food and farming paradigm.     Often the question indicates a the hopelessness of a single person fighting city hall.  When we look out on the Monsantos, the Archer Daniels Midlands, the McDonald’s from our little household vantage points, it can surely take the wind out of our sails…”


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Milkwood writes…

“Where should I buy land? Where’s a good area? What should I be looking for in a landscape? …”

See what Nick Ritar and Joel Salatin has to say about it.

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ABC Big Ideas writes…

American farmer Joel Salatin, the star of the documentary Food Inc, has become a “pin up boy” for the growing food “re-localisation” movement. On a recent visit to Canberra, he gives his take on food politics after a lifetime of experience in natural and profitable farming.

Salatin came to prominence with his ideas about creating abundance on a family farm. His methods include learning how to mimic nature and arrange the facets of farm life so they don’t operate as independent operations, but rather a system of “intertwined cycles”.

Disregarding conventional wisdom, the Salatins planted trees, built huge compost piles, dug ponds, moved cows daily with portable electric fencing, and utilised portable sheltering systems to produce all their animals on perennial prairie polycultures.

Salatin believes we’re now living through an age of a “food inquisition”, not unlike the religious inquisition of 500 years ago, where the powers behind industrialised agriculture and food production are putting heretical farmers like him “on the rack”.

In this talk, organised by Milkwood Permaculture in association with Slow Food Canberra, Salatin lays out twelve false assumptions peddled by the “inquisitors” which sustainable farming methods counter.”

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Joel Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer, and author.

Tonight I meet Joel at his lecture in Sydney.  If you ever get the chance to meet him like I did, please do so.  His talk was both inspiring, as well as entertaining.

Here is a video to give you the essence of what he had to say.

Thank you Milkwoodpermaculture.com.au and Sydney Food Fairness Alliance for such a great event.

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