16 Aug '11, 1pm

If US is going to obsess over royalty, it'd be nice to listen to what Prince Charles has been saying about #farming

The strongest argument that the prince makes for his methods and philosophy, though, is a tour of Highgrove and Home Farm. Doubters are invited to behold the willow beds into which the royal lavatories empty, and the miraculous clear water that eventually results. David Wilson is the prince's inspiring representative on earth at Home Farm, a vicar's son trained in "ICI farming" who has seen the light of organics and sustainability. If you wanted evidence that the prince talks sense on those subjects you would visit the glorious fields of red clover, by which Wilson fixes nitrogen in the soil, as a rotation crop. Or you would look at the Welsh lambs grazing, as fat and white as any sheep I have seen. Or you would visit the orchard of 1,000 apple varieties weighed down with fruit, or the sustainable larch wood that supplies all the timber for farm buildings and the chippings...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/prince-charles-fa...

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