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!