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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: Natural Farming in California

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  • Robert Monie
    Yes, Fukuoka did use chicken manure, but the Shumei do not use animal manure and the vegetables still grow. Urban farms in America do not need chickens,
    Message 1 of 10 , Sep 25, 2009
      Yes, Fukuoka did use chicken manure, but the Shumei do not use animal manure and the vegetables still grow. Urban farms in America do not need chickens, horses, ducks, or cows to farm naturally. The joys of farming without animal manure have been evident at least since the 1950's when vegan growers such as Dalziel O'Brien (England) and Scott Nearing (US) amply demonstrated that system's viability. Cheers to the Shumei  for continuing in this tradition. A Shumei CSA farm near Toyko feeds over 1100 people without using animal manure. See Linda M. Hamilton's recent book "Farming to Create Heaven on Earth" for more examples. One precept of Fukuoka that the Shumei follow strictly is to eat seasonally and not try to force crops to grow out of season by fertilization. The customers/participants who rely on Shumei farms willingly eat whatever the season provides so no pressure is applied to the farmers to do what nature does not want.
       
      Bob Monie
      New Orleans, LA
      Zone 8  
       


      --- On Fri, 9/25/09, Tom Gibson <camaspermaculture@...> wrote:


      From: Tom Gibson <camaspermaculture@...>
      Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Re: Natural Farming in California
      To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, September 25, 2009, 11:44 AM


       



      Fukuoka used animal manure.

      You can see what is going on in our food forest
      and get more information about local food security at
      <http://camaspermacu lture.blogspot. com/> Camas Permaculture

      Tom Gibson

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