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4231Re: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Natural Gardening in Long Beach

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  • Mary Jo Terry
    Jul 4, 2004
      I'd like to know more about gardening without tilling. We have a lot of bermuda and johnson grasses here. How do I get rid of them without tilling? They kill everything we plant if we don't till.
      Jo_Al
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      From: Vijay Wilankar
      Sent: 7/1/2004 2:31:37 AM
      To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: vijaywilankar@...
      Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Natural Gardening in Long Beach

      > Dear All,
      >
      > Can you share with your experiences for us all to benefit.... applying the principle of Mr. Fukuaka's to the home Garden.
      >
      > Can you suggest some reading material or the web site.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > Vijay
      >
      > Ingrid Bauer/Jean-Claude Catry <instinct@...> wrote:
      > > I'm starting workshops in my home (Long Beach, CA) for people
      > > interested in applying Mr. Fukuoka's principles to the home garden. I
      > > live in an arid climate, I specialist in dryland edible natural
      > > gardening. I'm so excited to share what I've learned and see where it
      > > takes me and my right livelihood.
      > >
      > > Take a look http://www.naturalfarming.org/ . Isn't is great that
      > > someone is putting this website together. I'm thinking about putting
      > > together a botanic garden to demonstrate arid natural
      > > farming/gardening. All I need is the land.
      > >
      > > Are there any others here who are applying natural farming to the
      > > home garden?
      > >
      > > Benjamin
      >
      > are you the one who started this web site ?
      > yesterday i had 15 persons coming to my home to listen to my workshop about
      > natural way of farming , it is only the 2 nd time i present it locally in
      > over 10 years ( i did it many times at primitive skills gathering on the
      > north west those last 10 years ).
      > i got one feed back that they will have prefered more hand on ( i emphasis a
      > lot in my teatching about attitude , principles ) and am not interested in
      > giving "recipes ".
      > we did some seed balls and did a tour of my place explaining the process
      > going on of transforming a native forest into an edible for humans forest
      > .i also show the process of transforming a rock bluff into an edible garden
      > ( i have 4 fig tress 1currant , 1saskatoon , 1 pomegranate, artichokes,
      > greens of all kind , tomatoes , jerusalem artichokes ,herbs , , ocas ,
      > yacoon , 1 dew berry etc ... that complemente 1 pine , 1 arbutus ,2 or 3
      > bonsai firs some sparse grass and moss ( originally there ) there was almost
      > no soils ,i brought little organic matter recovered with fine layer of
      > earth and sow , twice a year i do the same , it is become more and more
      > lush now .
      > i also presented some scientific datas showing the importance of not
      > tilling as i don't expect peoples to do natural; farming but at least to not
      > till anymore . my big concern is to stop the desertification process that
      > tilling promote .
      >
      > i will be interested to know the content of your teatching especially if it
      > is hand on to help me to pass the message better . all my workshops are free
      > ( in primitive skills gathering ) or by donations like here .
      >
      > if you are interested to share we can do it off line .
      >
      > ps i am in british colombia but might come down california at the end of
      > august .
      >
      > jean-claude
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