We spent about an hour and a half exploring the farm. We discussed the importance of rotational grazing for carbon storage in the soil...the value of manure and the future of other crop production methods that are dependent on industrial fertilizer inputs...the striking biodiversity in our grasslands vs corn-wheat-soybean monocultures...the steps taken to limit soil erosion...the success of the electric fencing to exclude the cattle from the river and other riparian areas...
Barbara and Krista found over 28 species of plants in hay field, and as usual there were Bobolinks here there and everywhere.
The kids walked, ran and played with immense energy!
Stuck indoors this weekend? Here is an unedited recording from our farm...5:30 am April 23...be sure to CRANK IT UP WITH HEADPHONES then meditate on the eventual return of warmth and sunshine to Kincardine.
The beginning is quiet and super mellow, but it ends with a noisy "pillow over your head" blast from the trees!
Check out the results of the vote...and I have something else there to help you enjoy Earth Day weekend.
Check out the video "the luckiest places on Earth"
Check out the awesome activities for kids in grades 1,2, and 3 posted on our peoplenaturefood.ca site...
Amazing! The "Biodiversity Ambassadors -2017" vote has become extremely popular...interest has spread to Canada's west coast.
Check out who voted today...and check out their comments at the bottom of the voting page that I've linked below. Congratulations Kincardine!
The vote for the 2017 Biodiversity Ambassadors for the Penetangore River watershed begins tonight...
A list of 18 species at risk that might be found near Kincardine has been posted at peoplenaturefood.ca
Get ready to vote for the species that you think best represent the area. The 2017 ambassadors will include one bird, insect, mammal, plant, and reptile.
The voting will begin March 24 and it is open to anyone, especially those with a connection to Kincardine and area.
This colouring contest is for kids in grades 1,2, and 3. Scheduled for April, this event will be a lot of fun in the lead up to Earth Day.
This podcast is now available at peoplenaturefood.ca