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4236Re: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Natural Gardening in Long Beach

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  • Judy Hayes
    Jul 5, 2004
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      I know that here in Az I have the bermuda problem also... tilling broke up
      the roots for the grass so it would always grow back, I had to take and bake
      the grass by covering it in plastic and allowing it to heat up for a month
      or two... that killed off most of it for me... I havent had a chance to do
      that in my front yard yet since there was so many veggies growing... but the
      basil choked out the bermuda in one area lol.. so that was nice.
      Judy Lynn
      http://www.tomatothyme.com
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Mary Jo Terry" <meme@...>
      To: <fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2004 1:39 AM
      Subject: Re: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Natural Gardening in Long Beach


      > 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
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > 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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