Maybe sustainable farming really IS rocket science

Maybe sustainable farming really IS rocket science

Homer Walden used to make space shuttle parts.

Now retired from his applied physics profession, Walden spends his time figuring out how to make his small Pennsylvania farm more sustainable and practical.

Walden raises chickens, cows, and pigs, and has an acre of vegetable garden as well. When it's time to till a garden plot, he places a moveable pig pen (designed to the right width for exactly this purpose) over the desired row. The pigs churn up the soil rooting for food. Move the pen away and the plot is ready for planting.

“The first time we tasted one of our own chickens, we almost had tears in our eyes, it was so good,” said Walden, who had spent his life to that point eating mostly conventionally raised food.

Read more in No Rototiller or tractor on this sustainable York County farm  on PennLive.


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