Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ninth Graders Learn About Pasture Restoration Through Rotational Grazing

About a month ago (yes, I am using the fall break to catch up with my blogging!), Nancy Milner met with our 9th grade class to share with them the pasture restoration through rotational grazing project she has started at the farm.  She spent some time sharing with us what rotational grazing is and how it must be done differently with horses (who need more personal space) than with cows (who prefer to stay bunched together in a herd) and other farm animals. 

At the end of class we walked the pastures to see how much variety there is in what looks like a field of grass from a distance.  Our pastures have improved considerably since Nancy started experimenting.  They look much more lush and green.  We still have a long way to go and a lot of weeds to overcome, but we have made an excellent start.

Pictured below is Ninth grade up in an enormous tree in one of the pastures.  It was a truly lovely day!


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