Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: natives/non-natives
- blugra wrote:
> This brings up the whole discussion of natives and the import ofNot a reasonable assumption in my opinion. 8-]
> other non-native species. I assumed that the Fukoka techniques
> support the establisment of native species and avoiding
> introduction of non-native. However I do realize that in my
> little home garden which is the only place I get to try out
> Fukoka's ideas I am using non-native vegetables and fruits.
An article in New Zealand's "Growing Today" helped clarify my
thinking on this dichotomy. The essence (from memory, I don't have
the article at hand) was there are three processive categories of
The article traced the historic recognition of the first two. Fukuoka fits
into the productive/farming arena where I would put myself - giving
due weight to the natural processes of the wilderness.
The third type is a more recent development where gardening is a
highly structured artistic endeavour which has little consideration of
plants in their natural/native habitat - for example a suburban flower
garden. Gardening in this manner was likened to creating an artwork
certainly different to my more productive purpose.
- Hi all,
I just need to briefly interject one point. While yes I agree there are too
many people in the world, a bigger problem is overconsumption by the few in
the so-called developed world, many of whom actually believe all this stuff
is what they need and are used to, and our push to have the rest of the
world desire and also be dependant on lots of our junk vs. meeting basic
needs naturally and locally without destruction and disrespect.
It is an important note, because it actually places blame and belittles the
rest of the world and is usually us white folks or other from the "developed
world" who focus it that way. Meanwhile we consume 40% of the world's
resources and cause major environmental destruction, depletion, etc. etc.
Someone told me that every one American born is equivalent to 10 individuals
in terms of consumption, etc. I believe it.
I find it important daily to question that which us privileged and spoiled
believe to be reality in terms of needs, actions, thoughts, etc.