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Gabe Brown : Large scale "permie" farming.  RSS feed

 
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Gabe Brown owns Browns Ranch in North Dakota, USA. He is doing great stuff there. Here is a thread with his video.

http://www.permies.com/t/42610/soil/Keys-Building-Healthy-Soil
 
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Wow !!! !!! "I don't care if you have just one animal, you can do high stock density grazing, just make your areas smaller" :). The 'tools' ... mob grazing, multi-species cover crops, no-till, 'soil surface armor' ... using "the model that nature provided"... and I don't think he ever says "permaculture" !! Although it does seem to show that farmers are pretty dense, as a whole... even resistant to their own profitability!

"That's the potential each of you as producers has...I don't care what scale you're talking about, whether you're talking about a 1/4 acre urban vegetable farm or whether you're talking a large ranch, the water holding capacity is up to you, don't blame it on drought or how much rain falls, we all have the ability to change our soils, ... soil carbon is the key driver for moisture holding capacity."

Oops, he did say, "we're stacking enterprises"... sounds permie :)

Again, wow!!
 
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