|Savory Institute - Holistic Grazing|
Many conservation efforts in the past have consisted in restoring the land to a natural state by removing all trace of human food production – agriculture or animal husbandry. But Savory studied grassland ecosystems, and their interdependence with hoofed grazing animals, and realized that this symbiosis could be mimicked with well-managed bunch herds. The advantage is that these animals, cattle, sheep and goats, can be managed for food production. So the land is restored AND the process is economically viable. Livestock is carefully managed to move through a rotation of fields, where their hooves stimulate and open hard capped soil, capturing moisture and supporting more plant life. They also drop fertilizer.
|Rotational pasture grazing for poultry|
This reminds me of one of those campfire songs - there’s a… flea on the hair on the wart on the frog on the bump in the log at the bottom of the sea (yes - those are the lyrics). What comes after poultry? Is there yet a smaller animal which could be introduced? A nitrogen fixing crop? Worms? I feel there is another verse here, but don’t know the lyrics. Anyone?