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  • Sumant Joshi
    I like your sense of humour, Ruthie  Sent from my BSNL landline B-fone Warm regards, Sumant Joshi Tel - 09370010424, 0253-2361161 ... [Non-text portions of
    Message 1 of 23 , Aug 3, 2011
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      I like your sense of humour, Ruthie 





      Sent from my BSNL landline B-fone


      Warm regards,

      Sumant Joshi
      Tel - 09370010424, 0253-2361161



      >________________________________
      >From: Ruthie Aquino <ruthieaquino1@...>
      >To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      >Sent: Wednesday, 3 August 2011 10:50 PM
      >Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: A nice link
      >
      >Hi Harish,
      >In my humble opinion, since we are not at the beginning of Creation but at
      >the start of the 21st century then we have to do with the conditions and
      >circumstances others through the ages have left us or imposed on us.
      >One such thing is farming.
      >If we look at present-day hunter-gatherer tribes they have no crops at all,
      >they just pick from the forest.
      >Then there are more "advanced" communities that have some root crops...etc.,
      >but nothing much more.  I think they have never heard people discussing
      >planting and how to improve it.  They just plant.  No questions asked.
      >Those tribes or ethnic groups have been cut off from civilization, but we
      >haven't.  We have heard of bumper crops, and Guiness records of the biggest
      >and the best, and per capita income and gross national product.
      >So...right now after having been introduced to natural farming we try hard
      >to do whatever we can.
      >I salute Booze whose will is to add nothing to what I gather is a harsh
      >environment for his crops.  His faith in nature is absolute and he is brave
      >enough to go on with his initial idea of do-nothing agriculture.
      >However as I said we do not have a clean slate with which to start but one
      >upon which man has left his imprints.
      >So : to each his own, we try hard to be as close to nature as possible.  As
      >I said earlier we need to support one another because we
      >encounter opposition and incomprehension from those not acquainted with the
      >Fukuoka way.
      >best
      >RUTHIE
      >2011/8/3 Harish Amur <harishamur@...>
      >
      >> **
      >>
      >>
      >> I have a very basic question: How can crop farming be natural? Where do we
      >> find crops that grow the way they grow in our farm in Nature? Where did
      >> Fukuoka San see paddy crops growing naturally?
      >>
      >> I ask this out of ignorance and not to challenge anything. Please do not
      >> misunderstand me.
      >>
      >> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 6:24 PM, Boovarahan Srinivasan <offtown@...>wrote:
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> > May be that is not quite often but rarely.
      >> >
      >> > On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 4:48 PM, yajnesh shetty <yajnesh@...>
      >> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > > **
      >> > >
      >> > >
      >> > > Fukuoka did use chicken manure from a neighbouring poultry farm.
      >> > >
      >> > > ________________________________
      >> > > From: Boovarahan Srinivasan <offtown@...>
      >> > > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      >> > > Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 4:37 PM
      >> > >
      >> > > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: A nice link
      >> > >
      >> > >
      >> > > Ok !
      >> > >
      >> > > Bringing in any outside thing is not considered as natural farming.
      >> > > Though Fukuoka did not bring in anything from outside the ducks did it
      >> > for
      >> > > him.
      >> > > What if one doesn't grow livestock ?
      >> > >
      >> > > Boovarahan S
      >> > > Chennai.
      >> > > 09962662717 (Vodafone) , 08825889492 (Videocon)
      >> > >
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      >> > Boovarahan S
      >> > Chennai.
      >> > 09962662717 (Vodafone) , 08825889492 (Videocon)
      >> >
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    • Boovarahan Srinivasan
      I have not mistaken you Harish ! I too tread on the same way. I selected a wrong time to sow the sugarcane seedlings and well, that may be one of the reason
      Message 2 of 23 , Aug 4, 2011
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        I have not mistaken you Harish !

        I too tread on the same way.

        I selected a wrong time to sow the sugarcane seedlings and well, that may be
        one of the reason for the non-growth . Yet I am waiting patiently for mother
        nature to start her work.

        On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 7:16 AM, Boovarahan Srinivasan <offtown@...>wrote:

        > Growing or cultivation is itself artificial as we have a prejudice on
        > growing one kind of crop over the others. So logically there can not be 100
        > % natural farming . But what we can do is to mimic nature in producing the
        > grains / vegetables of our needs without killing other plants. That's why I
        > never uproot any plant but trim the size . In my sugarcane fields I have not
        > done this trimming too and allowed all weeds and grasses to grow
        > un-interrupted . At present my sugarcane plants just hold their lives
        > without any significant growth from the day of transplanting. I am still
        > hoping that they would soon pick up growth.
        >
        > On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Harish Amur <harishamur@...> wrote:
        >
        >> **
        >>
        >>
        >> I have a very basic question: How can crop farming be natural? Where do we
        >> find crops that grow the way they grow in our farm in Nature? Where did
        >> Fukuoka San see paddy crops growing naturally?
        >>
        >> I ask this out of ignorance and not to challenge anything. Please do not
        >> misunderstand me.
        >>
        >
        > Boovarahan S
        > Chennai.
        > 09962662717 (Vodafone) , 08825889492 (Videocon)
        >
        >


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        Boovarahan S
        Chennai.
        09962662717 (Vodafone) , 08825889492 (Videocon)


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