Polyface: The Farm of Many Faces
Tuesday, February 27 at 12:00 am (PT)
Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm and Editor, The Stockman Grass Farmer
Truth be told, meeting and spending some time with Joel Salatin is on my bucket list. Getting to spend an hour chatting with him is good but doing it in person would be better. Why? Because I know he is a character and because I would like to hear all the details about how William and Lucille Salatin moved their young family to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, purchasing the most worn-out, eroded, abused farm in the area near a place called Staunton and made it work. Using nature as a pattern, they and their children began the healing and innovation that now supports three generations. How did they do it? Disregarding conventional wisdom, the Salatins planted trees, built huge compost piles, dug ponds, moved cows daily with portable electric fencing, and invented portable sheltering systems to produce all their animals on perennial prairie polycultures. The result? Today the farm arguably represents America’s premier non-industrial food production oasis. Please join me to hear their inspiring story and learn how the Salatins continue to refine their models to push environmentally-friendly farming practices toward new levels of expertise. This show made possible due to the generous support of Tank’s Green Stuff.