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The Joel Salatin Effect in Australia

December 3, 2014 | Chickens, Design It, Ducks, Farming, Grow It, Raise It | 8 comments | Author:

So just how relevant or valuable IS an American farmer like Joel Salatin coming to Australia to talk small farm skills and enterprise planning? As it turns out, quite a lot. The techniques + thinking of Polyface Farms’ founder has influenced … Continued


3 days at Polyface Farm

June 4, 2013 | Animal Systems, Design It, Farming, Grow It, Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Raise It | 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 … Continued


Moving the Pigs at Polyface Farm

October 31, 2012 | Farming, Pigs, Raise It | 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’. … Continued


Folks, This Aint Normal: Joel Salatin: Book Review

October 11, 2011 | Farming, Publications, Resources | 14 comments | Author:

So here we have it. Folks, this ain’t normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World. At last, after 7 self-published books on everything from ground-breaking poultry systems to inter-generational farming strategies, Joel Salatin has … Continued


Joel Salatin Workshop Notes

August 31, 2011 | Courses + Workshops, Design It, Farming, Off-Farm goings on, Resources | 5 comments | Author:

Following on from the cracking workshop we ran with Joel Salatin in Jamberoo earlier this month, here’s the links and resources we devised as post-workshop notes for everyone who came along. There’s so much goodness in Polyface Farm’s regenerative agriculture … Continued


Joel Salatin: how to chose farmland

June 27, 2011 | Design It, Farming, Small Farm Skills, Video | 11 comments | Author:

Where should I buy land? Where’s a good area? What should I be looking for in a landscape? This question is something that Nick gets asked a lot when he’s teaching and consulting, so we thought we’d ask Joel Salatin’s … Continued


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