The interview in this show was recorded in August 2015 while I was visiting my daughter in New Plymouth. I visited with organic farmer John Earney who is a certified organic farm located in Eastern Taranaki, New Zealand.
I could interview John on a multitude of subjects from cheese making, to rearing free ranging pigs to compositing – but for this show I chat with John about sabbatical fallowing, what it is and how it can be used to manage the land organically and productively.
Sabbatical fallowing is the ancient farming method of allowing a pasture to rest or go fallow from early spring to late autumn with 1/7th of the farm being allowed to go fallow at any one time. Listen to this show to find out how and why it is so great for the soil. Find out how it is employed with animals as part of the system. John and I discuss ways in which it can apply to the urban gardener.
To listen to this programme about Sabbatical Fallowing please click on http://new.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=ccf42643-c6f9-4213-98c1-6a190346345b
For more information –
- Check out Avonstour Organics at www.avonstour.co.nz
- Subscribe to John’s weekly newsletter at http://avonstour.co.nz/index.php?page=contact-us
This programme was originally broadcast on the 12th November 2015 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and is supported by Sustainable Dunedin City. The radio show Eco Living in Action is hosted by Maureen Howard, a Sustainability Educator and Facilitator.