Integrating Livestock and Vegetables for Sustained Fertility, Food, and Community

Creating a balanced and diverse “living farm organism” is one of the core principles of biodynamic agriculture. Learn how Mendocino Organics has worked to integrate livestock (cows, sheep, and pigs), feed (pasture and grain), and food (meat, vegetables, fruit, wine grapes, and olives for oil) into a self-sustaining system that renews the soil’s fertility and provides diverse income streams for the farm. We will discuss finding the right balance of crops and livestock for the health of the land and the business, and how to stay on top of the management responsibilities that come with a diversified farm system.

Presenters:

Adam Gaska & Paula Gaska, Mendocino Organics, Redwood Valley, CA.

Sponsored by the Biodynamic Association.