I am a fairly new subscriber to this list, subscribing about two
months ago. I'm from Canada and am traveling around learning about
farming and certain philosophies and activism that I'm interested in.
Right now I am in India studying orcharding and doing some researcher
for a farmer. Soon I will be heading south to study beekeeping,
Gandhian philosophy and help a friend set up a vegetable garden (3
Reading Fukuoka's The Ultimate of God Nature Fukuoka writes that there
are two projects that have impressed him most in all of his travels.
One is the rice areas of Sukhothai Thailand, and another is a project
run by the Magsaysay Foundation and Mrs Aveliw in the Philippines.
Does anyone know whether these projects still exist and what a good
way of visiting them would be? I especially ask you because internet
access is so limited here and I have a hard time doing my own
research. I don't find much mention of either project in the mailing
list archives though.
In the Natural Way of Farming Fukuoka describes Azienda Farm near
Turin, Italy, a 7500 acre farm practicing natural farming on a grand
scale and also The Nelissen farm in the Netherlands as another
example. Now I have read about the farm in Greece which someone on
this list has been so smart to share with us (thank you!).
My decision is that in three months I must leave India and I will
either go to Europe or to Thailand. I essentially am able to only go
in one direction or another before returning to North America. So I
have to choose. If anyone could share in formation on any of these
projects, especially the ones in SE Asia I would greatly appreciate
it! Whether they are still active, if they welcome visitors etc.
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