Re: New Natural Farming Resource!
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kjetjo" <kjetjo@...> wrote:
> Anyone mind if I take up this thread?
> As mentioned in the message below, there is obvious advantages to
> natural ways of feedin' the world, from a market-perspective. It
> frustrates me though, to see this knowledge just fade in some kind
> information overload.get
> What worries me, is that proven ways of increasing yields do not
> out to the public. In my parts of the world, Norway, the extremelyas
> conservative approach to organic agriculture is showing itself in
> piles of projects, government subsidies, papers, debates and on and
> on. This happens while some involved in more "radical" approaches
> natural farming and biodynamical agriculture are producing doubleless
> yields and hanging around in their hammocks double the time of
> conventional farmers.
> How do I get to learn about this? By reading articles in more or
> underground publications and on online forums like these(veryfarmers
> interesting ones even :). Why isn't this out where people and
> can learn about this?to
> I have recently noticed that even working enviromentalists are
> beginning to give in to agrobusiness propaganda and taking the
> arguments that heavy-duty chemical/GM-agriculture is the only way
> feed the world. The consequenses to this being taken lightly can bethe
> horrible. Modern agriculture will have no way out. Norway has a ban
> on GM-foods, but regulations are slackening every day because there
> is more and more coming in via feeds and other sources of
> My appeal to those who can speak and be listened to: please take
> capitalist-market-bull by its horns and prove them wrong! It'syoung
> beginning to get kinda urgent!
> I know that making this a marketing thing may be against some
> principles, but one has to be pragmatic when it comes to facing a
> locomotive as the agrobusiness is.
> Anyways, this may just a little peace of blabber from a worried
> man, but I hope some of you are sharing my concerns.Bula.
> Greetings and best hopes for the future.
I am new to the group, being in only a couple of days. I have
developed some interest in non till gardening of late however gorwing
out of other environmental interests and concerns of mine. I have not
much to offer to this debate apart from a personal observation. My
wife is interested in a small back yard vege garden so my initial
trial is a no dig raised bed with no till experimentation. I am not a
huge fan of veges, having a fairly selective range of likes. If
however, I am going to put some sweat and toil in getting this off
the ground and some ongoing work to keep it humming along, I should
start to eat what I produce. That is the end goal. I have made a
start in growing what I eat, localised food production. The plan
realised will be me eating, and heaven forbid even liking, a wider
variety of vegetables. I hate orange carrots, I may get to like white
carrots. Small steps taken by many people can make a big difference.
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