Welcome, wandering & tomatoes
- Hi friends,
welcome to all who have been introducing themselves on the list or the
web-site. Great to hear of you, read your stories and see your pictures!
Wonderful to see our group growing and the website maturing.
I'll be in Berlin this weekend, talking to the author of the Anastasia books
about translating them to Dutch. I really treasure them.
Do, or don't, you appreciate it if I'll from time to time inform you about
Anastasia's ideas, or about the movements evolving from them? There's many
parallels with the views of Fukuoka-san. And with children.
I'm wandering around at different places in and around The Netherlands,
looking for a nice spot to live and work on my forest garden plans. It's
nice to hear of new places, share my ideas with like-minded people. But I
haven't found any Fukuoka projects, except for the one forest edge garden
project I'll write you about. (as I promised before...) I hope to find some
time to visit them one day soon. I'll tell you more by then. Have some
beautiful pictures too, that I could post right away. Larry, could they be a
project on the site?
Leland, I expect this family would also love to experiment with some of the
Synergy seeds! As you wrote they they would have a good change to get
through customs, it may be well worth trying. Is there still time left to
ask them to react?
I found out some news about Adelbert Nelissen, the farmer that Fukuoka
visited during his Europe tour long ago, as described in his book. (Was it
"the road back to nature?" I don't have it here.) Nowadays, Nelissen is a
"macrobiotics guru", running a centre where he gives health courses and
such. No mentioning of farming here. Alas...
Who was is that asked me about tomatoes? You all are writing so much, it has
untraceably disappeared in the archive!
But the answer is no, sorry, I don't know about them. I am only just getting
to know farming practices. I have a university background in forest ecology
& management, plus a bit of (eco)system designing and a little organic
farming principles. Just getting to know practice by participating in
different projects. Haven't had any own garden yet.
While in Russia the past years, I've been mainly travelling, just like I am
now here, trying to find a suited place and the right people to start up an
experimental multiple-use forest farming project.
I did come accross several qualified researchers in plant selection for
ecological agriculture (in Russia: one on vegetables (retired by now)and one
on grains, the latter co-operating with a Dutch specialist). If you're
interested, I could ask the grain growers if they're okay with providing
some more info.
This Russian institute is also developing vegetable, potato and edible shrub
varieties for different climate zones on organic basis (chemical-free, but
they do till, weed etc.)
But they speak only russian and do not have internet or even e-mail!
Got to go!
- Hello Marika,
You sure know how to take a guy's breath away....
At Wednesday, 4 December 2002, Marika wrote:
>project I'll write you about. (as I promised before...) I hope tofind some
>time to visit them one day soon. I'll tell you more by then. Have somethey be a
>beautiful pictures too, that I could post right away. Larry, could
>project on the site?From your description, certainly. Attach them to an email, include
some text for captions and whatever, and I'll post 'em. If you know
how to use FTP you can also FTP them to my domain -- larryhaftl.com
-- it has an anonymous FTP function that lets people upload files
to the domain (site).
I just started working my way through that incredible list of links
you just sent. Probably have them up by tommorow. Cannot say thankyou
enough times for your help.
While I'm thinking about it...
To those of you who upload photos and files to the Yahoogroups, they
are only available to Yahoo registered members (of which I am not
one). If you upload them to the website they can be seen/read/downloaded
by everyone with interenet access.
And for what it's worth, I just checked the site stats and it appears
that the Fukuoka website is getting an average of more than 3,000
hits per day, so there must be more than a few people out there interested
in this stuff...