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“Earth Week Lecture” | Joel Salatin | April 27, 2012 | Colorado College

Feeding grain to pigs and chickens, says @JoelSalatin, is ecologically wasteful. On homesteads, pigs foraged and chickens ate kitchen scraps. Herbivore-based cultures relied on nature rather than performing the work of tillage. [24:30] In the future, we will, of necessity,

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William Weida, “Reclaiming American Agriculture” (MP3 audio), Colorado College, 2009/09/07

The industrial mode of agriculture isn’t necessarily the only way to farm. Dr. William (Bill) Weida is President of the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (sraproject.org). He previously served for ten years as Director of the GRACE Factory Farm Project. He

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Joel Salatin, “Dancing with Dinner: The Dynamics of Healthy Food Chains”, Colorado College

Many of the stories about ecological approaches to agriculture come from the methods employed by Joel Salatin. Joel Salatin is on the forefront of what may be the most important global issue facing the world today: How to create a

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Michael Pollan, “Deep Agriculture” (MP3 audio), Longnow Foundation, 2009/05/05

Many of us living in the industrial world have had to be reminded of the centrality of agriculture at the foundation of our society. Farming has become an occupation and cultural force of the past. Michael Pollan’s talk promoted the

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