4238Re: [fukuoka_farming] Natural Gardening in Long Beach
- Jul 5, 2004Hi Mary Jo,
I have noticed that wherever I've planted sweet potatoes there are
far fewer weeds the next year than before. Sweet potatoes are easy to
grow and they're drought-tolerant. Even if you're not growing them for
the sweet potatoes, they make an attractive ground cover (which is
unfortunately killed by frost). They take very little care once they're
established. Trim the vines back with clippers wherever you don't want
them to grow.
Mary Jo Terry wrote:
> I'd like to know more about gardening without tilling. We have a lotADVERTISEMENT
> 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.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Vijay Wilankar
> Sent: 7/1/2004 2:31:37 AM
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> 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
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > going on of transforming a native forest into an edible for humans
> > .i also show the process of transforming a rock bluff into an
> edible garden
> > ( i have 4 fig tress 1currant , 1saskatoon , 1 pomegranate,
> > 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
> > earth and sow , twice a year i do the same , it is become more and
> > lush now .
> > i also presented some scientific datas showing the importance of
> > 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
> > 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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