Caring for the land: an interview with Joel Salatin (part 4 of 5)

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms

In part 1 of this 5-part video interview series, we heard a short history of Polyface farms and its’ owner Joel Salatin.

In part 2, Joel talked about the issue of “real food” education and whether we should really try to convert everyone.

In part 3, we asked the big question – isn’t this whole sustainable food thing really just an elitist movement?

In this video: Does a farm’s size or scale have anything to do with how sustainable or ethical it is? How does Polyface farms measure success? Listen to Joel talk about land ecology ethics, our role as caretakers of the land, and why a long term view is so important.

What do you think?

What is your role in all of this? Can a city dwelling, whole-foods-eating family make just as big of a difference as a farm like Polyface? How does the individual factor into land ecology ethics? Tell me in the comments.