“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.”
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Note: Allan Savory’s research is controversial. However, there is other evidence that grazing livestock with his method does work, at least in some situations. For example, see this excellent video by Gabe Brown, a farmer in North Dakota who’s had tremendous success with short, intensive grazing on his farm. Basically, they recreate the effect of buffalo herds on the prairies. These ideas are important for all those homesteaders who are seeking a simpler life in the country. Much of the available land now is severely degraded. It’s very encouraging to know that depleted soils can be restored again.