Joel Salatin, alternative farmer at Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. Edible Education is a lecture course at UC Berkeley, funded by the Edible Schoolyard Project www.edibleschoolyard.org and the Epstein Roth Family Foundation. This lecture is hosted by instructor Michael Pollan.
Internationally renowned natural health physician and Mercola.com founder, Dr. Joseph Mercola and Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, show how chicken live on the Polyface Farm. Joel’s techniques grow healthy chickens and develop top soil in a balanced manner. Using a mix of chickens, cattle, pigs, and turkeys the technique has transformed his family’s land from a barren rocky plot to a robust pasture with over 8″ of perfect topsoil. His methods are scalable and can be implemented in everything from backyards to huge tracts of land.