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  • Marika
    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!
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 4, 2002
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      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!
      Love&light,
      Malika
    • Larry Haftl
      Hello Marika, You sure know how to take a guy s breath away.... ... find some ... they be a ... From your description, certainly. Attach them to an email,
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 4, 2002
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        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 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?

        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...

        Larry Haftl
        larry@...
        http://larryhaftl.com
        http://FukuokaNaturalFarming.org
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