Show Notes

Today’s guest is the most famous farmer in the world: Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms in Virginia, USA. Joel is featured in Michael Pollan’s best-selling book, The Omnivore’s dilemma, where Pollan proposes Polyface Farms as the model farm for the future. Joel is considered a revolutionary in the agricultural world as he brings attention to the ability of animals to regenerate damaged land. Joel’s focus is on using nature to heal nature, and his farming practices produce large yields of food, which yes, surprisingly, has a net positive gain for the ecology. This completely obliterates the commonly held view that farming and in particular animal farming is damaging for the environment. Joel is the author of 13 books including Folks this ain’t normal.

Joel is a personal hero of mine and I was quite nervous to interview him – he is a deeply intellectual, deeply spiritual human being and a beacon for light and sanity in this world that we are all trying to help heal.

Polyface Farms

Joel’s Google Talk: Folks, This Ain’t Normal

Additional Viewing: Alan Savoury uses grazing animals to reverse deserts

Come and see Jo and Fouad in Brisbane (Feb 20th and 21st)

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