Ken Laing and Brett Israel answer questions about their involvement in the Living Lab – Ontario initiative, what it’s been like so far, and what they hope to accomplish with their research.
Activities in the orange circle represent farmer-researcher responsibilities,
and activities in the green circle represent EFAO staff activities.
It is well known that extending field crop rotations by adding small grains, such as wheat, barley, oats, triticale, spelt, or rye, has many ecological benefits. Here, we describe the economic benefits as well.
In her book, Who Really Feeds the World, Vandana Shiva emphasizes the central role of Agroecology: “the knowledge and science of the complex interactions that produce our food.”
I milked goats and made cheese, but my most important job was to spread the love of a visiting billy goat to the nanny goats on the farm.