This article by Philippa Jamieson, written for Organic NZ magazine, features farming couple, George and Bronnie Stevenson (ODPG members) who run the successful Lindhurst Organics. She talks to them about their motivation for farming organically on their sheep and beef farm, and the role animals play in a world where the climate is changing.
“Animals are part of the solution, not the problem, because they’re part of the fertility cycle.” A diversity of pasture species helps reduce animal methane emissions, and healthy soil allows methane-eating bacteria to thrive. Biologically active soils can soak up more rain, making them better able to withstand the extremes of flooding and drought, and less prone to erosion.Forever Farming Article | Philippa Jamieson
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