I was helping a friend harvest potatoes today. She has chickens and as I was digging up the spuds, the chickens were following behind me munching on unearthed bugs and the like. They rototilled the soil as they went, and did a bit of fertilizing too. It was a perfect example of what the well-known ‘clean food’ farmer Joe Salatin refers to as the symbiotic relationships that need to exist to ensure a healthy food system and a healed planet.
This video of him giving a talk to a group of journalism students is worth taking the time to watch.