Virginia Joel Salatin on Stewardship John Athayde VP of Design, Permaculturist, Father, and Husband. Working from home. More posts by John Athayde. John Athayde 7 Apr 2014 • 1 min read Joel Salatin is a relatively infamous Virginia farmer who writes numerous books and has pioneered and popularized various rotational grazing and care-of-the-earth techniques in recent years. This video is a great, brief video on part of his philosophy and how he also views his work as Biblical in nature.