09 May The land gives us more than food, but can the law give back?
Published in LawNow, May/June 2012
By Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre
Set foot on Ruzicka Sunrise Farm and something feels different. Whether it is the diversity of birds, the native prairie, or dugouts that test cleaner than some municipal water sources, Don and Marie Ruzicka are clearly deserving of the recognition they have received for environmental conservation. The Ruzickas raise poultry, hogs and beef using a pasture-based model. In contrast to industrial norms, their management practices pursue environmental and economic sustainability together.