The first clip is a quick scan of half a ranch that hasn’t been grazed or mechanically mowed in several years. While there’s a lot of folks out there who think this is the way it should be, it isn’t. Healthy, appropriately grazed grasslands sequester more carbon than the best forests and they create the most nutrient dense protein available. Grasslands left unmanaged, like that in the first video turn into scrubland dominated by all sorts of useless overgrowth and unbalanced/suboptimal habitat for wildlife.
The second clip is of a portion of the same ranch after it was appropriately groomed by the Community Cows. The dead grasses and weeds were turned into food for micro and macro biology in the soil. Great soils and healthy grassland are a powerful carbon vacuum. The cow manure and urine will be transformed by this biology into more food for incredibly healthy soil-an environment filled with diverse biology, which will produce great grass, Forbes and legumes for elk, deer, rabbits, turkeys, cows and a place to hunt for coyotes, bobcats, birds of prey and cougars. The mother cows will each produce thousands of pounds of very affordable nutrient dense beef for the Corvallis/Philomath community.
What sort of things is our food creating besides meals?