• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Mike Jay
  • Jocelyn Campbell
stewards:
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Mike Barkley
  • Shawn Klassen-Koop
  • Pearl Sutton

Fertility Pastures - Herbal Leys as the Basis of Soil Fertility and Animal Health by Newman Turner  RSS feed

 
gardener
Posts: 1821
Location: West Tennessee
463
books building cat chicken food preservation homestead cooking purity trees
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator


Source:www.acresusa.com

Publisher: Acres U.S.A.

Summary
In Fertility Pastures, Turner details his methods of intensive pasture-based production of beef and dairy cows in a practical guide to profitable, labor-saving livestock production. He developed a system of complex "herbal ley mixtures," or blends of pasture grasses and herbs, with each ingredient chosen to perform an essential function in providing a specific nutrient to the animal or enhancing the fertility of the soil. He explains his methods of cultivation, seeding and management. There are also chapters on year-round grazing, making silage for self-feeding, protein from forage crops and pastures for pigs and poultry. He also details the roles individual herbs play in the prevention and treatment of disease. Featuring a new foreword by Joel Salatin.
Copyright 1951, 2009, softcover, 195 pages.


Where to get it?
AcresUSA


Related Videos


Related Podcast


Related Threads


Related Websites
 
pollinator
Posts: 520
Location: Missouri Ozarks
57
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Newman Turner was permaculture before permaculture was permaculture.

His other books are well worth reading as well.  Even for those who don't raise livestock or manage pastures, the principles contained in Turner's books are eminently valuable.  Be careful, though, lest you end up with a small herd of Jerseys.
 
Posts: 104
Location: Southern Manitoba, Canada, Zone 3B
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That looks like a great read. Fits perfectly with how I am already looking at our pasture.
Thank you for the recommendation I will be reading it.
 
Wes Hunter
pollinator
Posts: 520
Location: Missouri Ozarks
57
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This book (and Turner's others) is currently $16 at Acres USA as part of their "Cabin Fever" sale.
 
klorinth McCoy
Posts: 104
Location: Southern Manitoba, Canada, Zone 3B
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Finished it. Very good read. Well worth it. Good explanation of why he did what he did and why you should think about it. I love that he gives very practical and useable information. This is not a fluff book like so many others, just talking about nice sounding ideas they promise will change your lives and the world. He is talking about simple and easy to follow actions that will have a direct Impact on your soil, forage, and livestock. He tells you what to do and why. He gives clear direction of what to use and how... exactly what I like.

Buy it and read it.
 
That new kid is a freak. Show him this tiny ad:
3 Plant Types You Need to Know: Perennial, Biennial, and Annual
https://permies.com/t/96847/Pros-cons-perennial-biennial-annual
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!