An excellent explanation…

by David

…of just what holistic grazing is all about.

About seven years ago we were introduced to the concepts of Alan Savory and even hosted a session here with Michael Mitchell-Innes.  It was a milestone in the history of the farm, particularly for Wooz, who had grown up here.

In sum, holistic grazing puts the land into the perspective of the entire ecosystem.  It can be pretty heavy stuff so I was delighted to come across this short video…just three minutes…by Blaine Hitzfield of Seven Sons Farm in Indiana.  In everyday terms Blaine describes what it has meant for their farm.

The experience Blaine describes…raising organic matter from two percent to as high as six per cent…exactly mirrors our experience at Thistle Hill.  Even places with desert-like conditions have seen incredible regeneration using holistic grazing practices.