Look – even Eliot Coleman, the Northeast guru of small-scale organic vegetable growing, is raising cattle and sheep!
Perhaps he wants to utilize their fertility in his vegetable farming the same way we do. The animals are vital to our ability to grow your tasty, nutritious winter CSA vegetables.
How Cows (Grass-Fed Only) Could Save the Planet by Lisa Abend
“It works like this: grass is a perennial. Rotate cattle and other ruminants across pastures full of it, and the animals’ grazing will cut the blades — which spurs new growth — while their trampling helps work manure and other decaying organic matter into the soil, turning it into rich humus. The plant’s roots also help maintain soil health by retaining water and microbes. And healthy soil keeps carbon dioxide underground and out of the atmosphere.”