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All Flesh Is Grass
The Pleasures And Promises Of Pasture Farming
by Gene Logsdon
 
Amidst Mad Cow scares and consumer concerns about how farm animals are bred, fed, and raised, many farmers and homesteaders are rediscovering the traditional practice of pastoral farming. Grasses, clovers, and forbs are the natural diet of cattle, horses, and sheep, and are vital supplements for hogs, chickens, and turkeys. Increasingly consumers seek the health benefits of meat from animals raised in green paddocks instead of in muddy feedlots.



In All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture Farming, Gene Logsdon explains that well-managed pastures are nutritious and palatable—virtual salads for livestock.

Leafy pastures also hold the soil, foster biodiversity, and create lovely landscapes. Grass farming may be the solution for a stressed agricultural system based on an industrial model and propped up by federal subsidies.

In his clear and conversational style, Logsdon explains historically effective practices and new techniques. His warm, informative profiles of successful grass farmers offer inspiration and ideas. His narrative is enriched by his own experience as a “contrary farmer” on his artisan-scale farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio.


All Flesh Is Grass
The Pleasures And Promises Of Pasture Farming
by Gene Logsdon
Swallow Press , 2004.
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