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Polyface Farm Managers to Present Talk on Soil Regeneration

January 2, 2015, 9:31 AM HST
* Updated January 2, 3:11 PM
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Polyface Farm is a thriving, multi-species farm in Virginia.

Polyface Farm is a thriving, multi-species farm in Virginia.

By Maui Now Staff

For anyone who has read “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan, the mention of Polyface Farm brings back images of a thriving, multi-species farm in Virginia.

Pigs turning cow manure to create compost, and chickens following cattle to feast on fly larvae are various ways to let animals do the farm work, while building robust soil.

Farm animals work together to rebuild soil. Courtesy of SLIM.

Farm animals work together to rebuild soil. Courtesy of SLIM.

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) and Hoku Nui Maui will present Polyface Farm Managers Daniel and Sheri Salatin, experts in soil regeneration through multi-species rotational grazing, as well as multi-market sales.

The Salatins are visiting Maui to consult with Hoku Nui Maui Farm in Makawao. This 250-acre farm of old pineapple land-turned pasture is starting to regenerate the soil based on recommendations by world-renowned soil experts like the Salatins.

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The presentation will be held at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College in Ike Lea, the new science building, on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, from 4 to 6 p.m. Come early to get a seat (no standing room).

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This presentation is sponsored by the generosity of Hoku Nui Maui and is free and open to all. For anyone curious about how depleted volcanic soil can be brought back to full health, don’t miss this event.

For more information, contact Melanie at [email protected] or 984-3502.

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