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Re: [fukuoka_farming] FW:Bonfils wheat & drylands & olive trees

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  • emilia
    hi, the original text on the Bonfils wheat method translated to english from which Mark Moodie did his booklet can be obtained from Las Encantadas BP 217,
    Message 1 of 1 , May 25 9:18 AM
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      hi,
      the original text on the Bonfils wheat method translated to english from
      which Mark Moodie did his booklet can be obtained from "Las Encantadas" BP
      217, F-11306 Limoux, France (cost 5 euros or us$5, that can be sendt to
      them in a well sealed & registered enveloppe).
      Robin,where exactly in spain are u living? if u are near the Murcia region u
      could visit the ancient system they had to collect water by making
      underground cisterns & compacting on the surface the ground around the hole
      so that rain water would be directed to the opening giving access to the
      cistern...the water was afterwards taken out as from a well.
      rather than building ur reservoirs why don't u try to collect from the
      soft-drinks-bottling-stations the 1cubic meter containers holding the
      concentrated siruppy shit...usually there is a waiting list to purchase them
      but eventually ur turn arrives & better recycle (they are either in plastic
      or metal) than using the new & non-ecological cement, u can pile them up &
      connect them, etc. to keep the water cooler have tall "cana" around &
      climbing plants growing over them (passifloras, periwinkles & loniceras
      thrive there).
      for the dryland cover/green manure plants, try the mustards; the annual ray
      grass ( Lolium italicum , in spanish: "vallico") & also the anual Bromus
      mollis "Bromo " this one grows where nothing alse does, if ur soil is acid
      then the variety "Mango" instead (u can get seeds from the Dpt. de Botanica
      Agricola, INTA 1712 Castelar, Argentina), the japanese millet (Echinochloa
      frumentacea) gives u straw in 6 weeks... (maybe seeds can be send from
      Japan?) & do inoculate to the specific rhizobium the leguminous seeds u put
      in soils that did not have before those plants. the stronger ones among the
      annuals are: "Veza"(Vicia sativa & V. varia) & "Meliloto"(Melilotus)& of the
      perennials: "Loto"( Lotus corniculatus) & "Ruda cabrina"(galega
      officinalis).
      as i already indicated in this site some time ago, putting slabs of beeswax
      on top of an open water reservoir (in hot climats) melts & gives a shield
      over the whole surface preventing evaporation. an small amount of water must
      always be left at the bottom to prevent the wax from sticking to the
      ground...


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Robert Monie" <bobm20001@...>
      To: <fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 2:49 PM
      Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] FW: Fukuoka pamphlets



      Reply:
      Another article on "Winter Wheat in North Europe According to the
      Fukuoka-Bonfils Method" (by Eric van Essche) can be read at
      http://www.eap.mcgill.ca/CPW_9.htm
      adamhenne <adamhenne@...> wrote: From the Permaculture list:

      >How to grow winter wheat? | The Fukuoka-Bonfils method
      >ILEIA Newsletter | December 2000
      >http://www.ileia.org/2/16-4/13.PDF
      >
      >"At the end of June - much earlier than
      >in the traditional way - wheat is sown, or
      >rather pressed into the soil at a spacing of
      >60cm, through the carpet of spreading
      >perennial clover, previously sown in April."
      >
      >Also, this booklet from eco-logic books:
      >
      >The Harmonious Wheatsmith
      >Mark Moodie
      >"The only text on the Bonfils/Fukuoka no-till methods of cereal
      >cultivation. A delightfully idiosyncratic booklet with quirky
      >illustrations. A text to shift paradigms with. £4.00"
      >http://www.ragmans.co.uk/eco-logic/food.html
      >http://www.eco-logicbooks.com/eco-logic_catalogue_10-2001.pdf
      >
      >Interesting method, especially in view of the perennial search
      >for a parallel Fukuoka method in Europe and North America.
      >
      >Some of the undersowing techniques used in ley farming also
      >come to mind.
      >
      >Steve Diver

      adam




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