Monday, July 19, 2010

This ecologically driven farm literally sustains food for thought

For a wonderful insight into balance and sustainability in farming, you must see Polyface Farm in Virginia USA.

Don't expect to see their produce in your local supermarket - they won't transport anything out of the local area. And to travel there to see it for yourself you are likely to carve a considerable carbon footprint. But you can see it sustainably through these videos:

I first read about Polyface Farm some time ago in Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, a real eye-opener that will change the way you think about your next meal.

Tim Flannery, a favourite writer of mine, also talks about Polyface Farm in his book and essay Now or Never: A Sustainable Future for Australia?.

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