The considerable health benefits of offering grazing animals a diverse diet and allowing them to browse for the plants they favour is the ongoing focus of a Lincoln University research team. Continue reading Dietary Diversity, Happiness and Health
Hamish Bielski shares his own fascinating farming experiences in his presentation ‘The Importance of Regeneratively-Managed Livestock to our Planet.’ This is a must-see to understand how animals fit into the subject of soil health if they and the land are managed in the correct way. Continue reading Hamish Bielski: ODPG Conference Presentation
We can learn a lot from Bison and the way they graze. This article explains their carefully choreographed migration in sync with the seasons, and how their movements create the best food. Continue reading Bison – Capable Ecosystem Engineers
Farm Field day at Shortland Farm in Opunake. We will look at what it takes to create a diverse farm landscape, including how to create and improve diversity in pastures, trees for food and habitat and driving your soil to new levels. . . . COST: ODPG Members $30:00 Non-Members $60:00 Course Tutors: Phyllis Tichinin & Steve Erickson . . . TO SECURE YOUR PLACE, please fill out the contact form Continue reading Creating Farm Diversity – Soil – Pasture and Landscape
Nicole Masters discusses what our plant community tells us about our soil and what can be done to influence it positively. Continue reading What Plants tell us about Soil Health
The Alexanders’ lucky herd of cows all have names and feed on the best, diverse organic pasture Continue reading A Whole Philosophy
By carrying out numerous experiments on his own farm, and educating others on the results, Steve is providing valuable research ‘straight from the farmer’. Continue reading ‘Straight from the Farmer’ Based Research
Diversity : the Organic Road to Riches. Rich Soils – Rich Social Network – Rich with Knowledge – Rich with Excitement.
ODPG Annual Conference & AGM at The Boat Shed, Cambridge on March 21st 2019.
With an incredible Cast of Performers starring YOU the Farmer and a host of knowledgeable speakers.
Continue reading ODPG Annual Conference and AGM
Phyllis Tichinin is a soils consultant, eco-nutritionist and former organic dairy support farmer. She provides education and coaching to farmers transitioning to organic pastoral production as well as distributing Dr Paul Dettloff’s Lab organically certified animal remedies in New Zealand. Continue reading ODPG Conference Spotlight: Phyllis Tichinin
The successful “Rich Pasture” Workshop at Bruce and Sue Grahams 60 acre organic hay farm on February 25th was attended by 20 participants. Continue reading Workshop Report: Rich Pasture at the Graham Farm