No Till farming

No–till farming is a method of growing crops from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. This eliminates the need for tractors and large agricultural equipment that invariably leads to the destruction of the microbial life in soil and compacting. Studies have…

Farmer John chicken tractor examples

These are some of the ‘chicken tractor’ examples that we used at various projects. Urban food farm in Industrial Johannesburg. Keyhole (Mandala) gardens created by using chicken tractors. The floor of each chicken tractor is layered with raw organic material such as manure or…

Chicken Tractor – an aid to healthy soil and plants

In permaculture terms the chicken tractor is a prime example of a symbiotic relationship between humans, animals (in this case chickens), earth and plants. This is a popular method adopted worldwide by permaculture farmers to enhance the quality of their planting soil whilst working…