Desert anyone?

No my title it isn’t a spelling mistake!  We’re taught that animal husbandry is one of the principal causes of desertification.  I was reading one of my farm books a week or so ago and there was a bit about using animals to maintain and improve pasture, orchards and gardens.  Nothing complicated and something we’re going to do, probably commencing 2014.  In doing this research, I stumbled across this great TED talk which speaks to the greater issue of desertification on a global scale.  Take a few minutes to watch the clip; it’s very interesting and extremely applicable if you have a small holding.  Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Desert anyone?

  1. Martin

    Wonderful talk Ben. I am going to share this too via my blog and email. I know that will be OK with you. On your little landholding I know you will do your bit. What amazes me is that Allan Savory says they did all this without feeding those vast herds. Amazing.

    • His catchphrase is ‘we mimic nature’ – wonder why it is taking us so long to figure out that nature has it right?

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