Re: [fukuoka_farming] The Reality of biodiversity in the USA
- Mr. Zack,
I wonder what you think about Fukuoka sensei's idea of
planting daikon (japanese radish) in soil depleted
areas, i.e. his experience in California (even though
it is not a native species)?
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- Hello Everyone,
Referring to Zack's concerns, I find this a difficult
subject. I have been landscaping and organic farming
for the last 15 years. Often I come across people who
support native vs non natives. One of the arguments
that I think JL Hudson espouses that makes sense to me
is that humans are no different from other animals. A
bird eats a seed and then disperses it. We are no
different. On the other hand some plants are terribly
invasive and there seems to be need for control. I
hope that we are at the point where our knowledge can
provide us with the insight to judge what should be
controlled. Then again, on an entirely other hand,
what may be considered an invasive unwanted plant may
be a godsend (for lack of a better term) staring us in
the face. In landscaping I find myself weeding out
plants that are medicinal and nutritious to eat. If
we were to start appreciating the use of invasive
plants and start harvesting them for their use instead
of tossing them into the compost pile maybe life might
be a little easier. The craziest part of everything I
see is that there is no time to do things right. I
wonder where we ran out of time. I am in no way
advocating the loss of native species. My topic is on
the value of biodiverisity. I just wonder where our
place is in the overalll scheme of things.
~ Angela Flynn
Collective action accumulating from individual choices shapes the future. - Joe Sherman
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