A CONSERVATION ETHIC
Berriedale Farms, Nelson and Lizzie live into a conservation ethic by
preserving the grass-fed genetics of Red Poll heritage cattle, by breeding
rare and threatened Suffolk draft horses and by managing an Appalachian
hardwood and pine forest on a sustained basis for timber, wildlife and
carbon sequestration. We hold in great respect the luminary American
conservationists – John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, Ding Darling, Aldo Leopold
and Rachael Carson.
The Cowpasture River in Oil on Canvas by Nan Mahone Wellborn
Beyond our family
farm, Nelson and Lizzie are active players in conservation efforts
throughout the Cowpasture River Valley of Virginia because we live into a
solemn obligation to take the very best care possible of the environment for
our children and grandchildren and generations still to come.
We believe without question that global warming is
the most pressing environmental issue facing man-kind today. Berriedale
Farms therefore stands in solidarity with the hundreds of large, medium and
small companies whose leadership pledges their efforts to reverse global
warming. Our family farm generates 100% of our electric power from renewable
Berriedale Farms, Nelson and Lizzie are publishing a series of essays
on conservation ethics to create awareness among students, citizens and
public officials of the critical need to protect our environment and to
stimulate interest in progressive stewardship. Each essay is listed below
and all are open access. Enjoy!!!