Re: [fukuoka_farming] altenatives of burn woods to open new farms???
- Do you know some alternative ways to avoid burn woods and bushes as a
traditional way to open new farms in tropical woods?
it depend what you call farm land and what plants you want to establish in
place of the original forest . In the tropic the "agressiveness" of the
native vegetation can makes it hard to be on top of it , (cutting and
mulching with the dead branches tronc etc.) as they grow back so fast .
With the decision to supress destroy or at least alter an ecosytem, comes
the responsibility of replacing it with a viable solution ( where all plants
and animals introduced can find a balance between themselves and whatever
native living beings you want to keep )
so my advice go slow in the process of transforming an ecosytem into
another. plant what you want and supress just what is needed( light wise
especially ) by cutting and mulching and let the other aeras not yet planted
, alone till you need the space occupied by the original ecosystem.
overwise there is the danger for you to become slave of your desires ( not a
good thing from a natural farming perspective )
takes the time also , before doing anything else, to just observe and be in
what is and apreciate each plants and animals for how they fit with the
whole of the present ecosytem . there is here very valuable informations for
you to learn and get inspired..
PD: By the moment I have to choices to get some land:
1.- 70 ha with forest, but far away of town
2.- 30 ha closer to a little town. With 08 ha among manihot, bananas,
coconut and others; and 22 ha of forest