In 1961, 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 Staunton. Using nature as a pattern, they and their
children began the healing and innovation that now supports three generations.
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.
Today the farm arguably represents America’s premier non-industrial food production oasis. Believing that
natures design is still the best pattern for the biological world, the Salatin family invites like-minded folks to
join in the farm’s mission: to develop emotionally, economically, environmentally enhancing agricultural
enterprises and facilitate their duplication throughout the world.
The Salatins continue to refine their models to push environmentally-friendly farming practices toward new
levels of expertise.
Presented by: Joel Salatin. Joel is the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer, granddaddy catalyst for the grass
farming movement. He writes the Pitchfork Pulpit column for Mother Earth News, as well as numerous guest
articles for ACRES USA and other publications. A frequent guest on radio programs and podcasts, Salatin’s
practical, can-do solutions tied to passionate soliloquies for sustainability offer everyone food for thought and
plans for action.
The presentation will be via Zoom: https://msu.zoom.us/j/993629037
Or call in number: 1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 993 629 037 (Please mute your computer or phone during the presentation.) We will have an open
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