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You Can Farm – Joel Salatin: Melb

February 22, 2015 0 comments | Author:

Join Joel Salatin for a unique one-day masterclass exploring how to set up a thriving, profitable and ethical small farm, using Polyface Farms’ innovative techniques.


You Can Farm – Joel Salatin: Sydney

February 21, 2015 0 comments | Author:

Join Joel Salatin for a unique one-day masterclass exploring how to set up a thriving, profitable and ethical small farm, using Polyface Farms’ innovative techniques.


3 days at Polyface Farm

June 4, 2013 | Animal Systems, Farming, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 20 comments | Author:

It’s the pace of everything, that gets you most of all – everyone is busy – doing a task that needs to be done, right now, then walking purposefully to the next task, which also needs to be done. Joel Salatin often … Read More


Joel Salatin NSW Masterclasses: the details

January 5, 2013 | Animal Systems, Courses + Workshops, Farming | 10 comments | Author:

We can’t wait to host Joel Salatin for 3 one-day masterclasses in February. This will be the first time that Joel will present the in-depth specifics of the various integrated animal systems of Polyface Farm to a NSW audience. Leading … Read More


Enter the egg mobile (start with what you’ve got)

January 3, 2013 | Chickens, Farming | 25 comments | Author:

We’ve been researching egg mobile models for a good while now, in order to figure out how best to get our small (but growing) flock of layers rotating through our paddocks, enjoying fresh pasture and laying eggs aplenty. In the … Read More


Training the piglets to respect 2-strand electric fence

November 22, 2012 | Farming, Pigs | 19 comments | Author:

Figuring out the puzzle of successful pastured pigs has been interesting, but luckily we’ve got excellent mentors like Joel Salatin to help us along the way. One technique Joel explained to us during his visit last year is how he … Read More


Moving the Pigs at Polyface Farm

October 31, 2012 | Farming, Pigs | 5 comments | Author:

So what does moving a mob of pastured pigs look like, and how does it work? Our friend Derek has just finished up interning at Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm, and he sent us some photos of a recent ‘pig move’. … Read More


Fancy 2 free tickets to Michael Pollan’s talk in Sydney?

June 28, 2012 | Farming, Off-Farm goings on | 34 comments | Author:

The thing I like best about Michael Pollan is that he articulates many important points that need to be made in such an approachable way that, well, everyone gets it. That’s rare in a writer, and in a speaker. And … Read More


Farmstead Meatsmith: Meat Cookery (an e-book)

June 24, 2012 | Cooking, Education, Farming, Food, Publications, Resources | 11 comments | Author:

Calling all meat eaters who are curious and committed to learning how to cook all parts of an animal in the name of ethics (produce no waste), flavor and, most importantly, adventure: Farmstead Meatsmith are writing a book on how … Read More


Egg Mobiles I Have Loved…

April 18, 2012 | Animal Systems, Appropriate Technology, Chickens, Farming | 21 comments | Author:

An Egg Mobile is a movable chicken house designed to house laying hens at night, who by day cluck around on open pasture. Joel Salatin made them famous at Polyface Farms, but who invented the concept I do not know. … Read More