Ever since I read about Polyface Farm in The Omnivore’s Dilemma, I’ve been very intrigued by the Good Farm concept. This is a farm, “one where animals got to live according to their nature and to all appearances did not suffer.” It’s perfectly sustainable, too, with pigs, chickens, and cows all assisting the growth of appropriate vegetation, which in turn assists the growth of the animals. It’s a beautiful, natural cycle, one that I wish was encouraged and practiced more extensively in this country.
The video, according to the Youtube page:
A comprehensive look at Polyface Farm through the course of one full year of farming … features one of the world’s finest working examples of an environmentally friendly family farm. Join entrepreneur and passionate farmer Joel Salatin as he explains balance and interconnectedness of the landscape, community, plants and animals. Hard hitting and practical, Salatin’s explanations will revolutionize your thinking about food and farming in a proactive, can-do style.
[via the Polyface Farm Blog]