Category Archives: Permaculture

Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and Integrated Water Resources Management that develops sustainable architecture, regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.

Farming as Dance -The Choreography of Polyculture

Farming as Dance --The Choreography of Polyculture


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 and the Epstein Roth Family Foundation. This lecture is hosted by instructor Michael Pollan.

Dr. Mercola Discusses Chickens with Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm

Movable chiciken coops used in permaculture


Internationally renowned natural health physician and 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.