Oregon Tilth documentary - Part 16
From Christoffer Petersen
Fulmer begins this video with explaining the method of rotation that Lifeline Farm, in Montana, employs which involves animals. Initially a pasture is used for dairy cattle and then a potato crop is planted. Once the potato crop is harvested, a mixed vegetable crop is planted and later harvested. Once this has occurred, that area is again used as a pasture. According to Fulmer, this gives the soil a chance to rest. Fulmer also discusses the reality of transitioning to organic farming, which depends on several factors, such as the state regulations and the viability of the land. As Fulmer points out, it is possible to kill land with over farming and chemical herbicides and pesticides. He emphatically reiterates that it takes time to transition and that the process takes quite a bit of work.
Digitized from a Umatic original held in the Oregon Tilth Records (MSS OrTilth), Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries. Original tape is labeled "Tilth Documentary 16."