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Benediction & Forgiveness of Grass The grasses, forbs, legumes, trees, shrubs, vines and brambles are a treasure trove of nutrients and phytoceuticals. Thousands of secondary metabolites are produced by multiple plant species for numerous horticultural purposes in order to protect plants from their adversaries and attract pollinators. These lipid soluble compounds accumulate in fats and proteins of grazing livestock contributing to the culinary “terroir” that make food artesianal and provide a “farmacy” of medicinal compounds that confer numerous health benefits to both livestock and their human beneficiaries.
Jerry Brunetti (1950 – 2014) was managing director of Agri-Dynamics, a company engaged in ecological systems approaches to livestock, crop and horticultural programs. Jerry was also co-founder of Earthworks, a company engaged since 1991 in instituting biological practices in the golf course and landscape industries. Jerry was an animal science major at North Carolina State University. He served as Regional Dairy Director of the National Farmers Organization in the Northeast for five years. He founded and served on the Lower Mt. Bethel Township Environmental Advisory Council and was on the board of Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)