Mutualism is a symbiotic relationship that benefits all parties, which is the relationship we strive for on the dairy farms we work on.
Archive for month: October, 2017
Sustainability’s core principles are ensuring economic viability, environmental health, and societal comfort. What we need is sustainable food security in order to prepare for the projected rise in population.
In order to gain anything from the law of the minimum, it is imperative that we know what the least available resource is.
Wendell Berry said: “A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one’s accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which the food comes.” I wonder how often we think about the journey which our food has taken to get to our plates.
Look at this journey of how a farm manager in the Tsitsikamma improved his soil health and what benefit it had on the environment.
A healthy agro-ecosystem contributes both directly and indirectly to agricultural production, and more emphasis should be placed on restoring and maintaining healthy agro-ecosystems.
Charles Darwin, the father of earthworm science, once said: “Without the work of this humble creature, who knows nothing of the benefits he confers upon mankind, agriculture, as we know it, would be very difficult, if not wholly impossible”