Although the message was not meant for me but just the same I want to tell you that it touched me. You are doing great when your labor of love will bear fruit as expected, you will no longer be the crazy one but the apple of everybody's eyes!
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From: robin <witchessocks@...>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 6:26:58 PM
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Re: Invitation to view Raju's Picasa Web Album - MASANOBU FUKUKA'S FARM OF JAPAN.
dear raju titus,
thank you so much for sharing these great pictures with us. please
convey my thanks to mr. berwa and also to your wife, you two are most
like mr. fukuoka of anyone i have heard from on this web and i have so
much gratitude to you for your continuous insight and unadorned
simplicity in what you have brought to us. thank you.
we have fallen on relatively hard times here and i can no longer
afford many seeds to just fling about...i have been letting the trees
grow that come up by themselves.. .luckily i have a wild black walnut
and persimmons that are spreading. the kale, mustards and turnips that
i scattered previously are doing well, they come up right through the
grass. i have raspberry, wineberry and blackberry that spread easily.
unfortunately, i am getting older and i am caring for my new
granddaughter while my daughter works in town; the other members of my
family respect me, but are not interested in what i am trying to do
here in natural farming, so i cannot get any participation or
collaboration here. my neighbors think i am crazy for letting things
grow, walking about tending things; it seems as though they think of
the earth as nothing but a parking lot or an ashtray. so, this makes
me sad and a little bitter---but i am determined to go on. i think if
i could grow something that is considered useful around here, i could
prove that it is worthwhile to them. but so far, what i have planted
is uneven and rather sparse in places (except for the before-mentioned
vegetables). but the things that grow up wild are ultra luxuriant and
if i were to buy some seeds, what would you suggest i buy, clover? and
what else to get it going for the spring? i have been encouraging the
herbs that i have to spread, that seems like my best avenue, but i
don't really know. if nothing else, i too have a paradise and i have
restored this little plot of land to it's natural processes even if it
is surrounded on all sides with neglect and degradation. it's almost
like living on an island.
p.s. mr. fukuoka looked great in the pictures, he has a very nice
looking family. and his paradise is just lovely. i respect you so
much. thank you again***robin
--- In fukuoka_farming@ yahoogroups. com, Raju <rajuktitus@ ...> wrote:
> Dear friends,
> Fukuoka is no more is died this year in August at the age of 95. But
> work is with us. These few slides he was sent to me in 1988. Mr Arvind
> Berwa son of Mr Berwa retired I.A.S officer and founder of " kopal
> nesergic farm mandideep" made me possible to show you these slides on
> Internet. Please learn more by doing comments. I will try my best to
> queries because I and my wife Shalini doing natural farming since
> Hoshangabad. M.P.India. In India we call this way "Rishi Kheti" .
> http://picasaweb. google.co. in/rajuktitus/ MASANOBUFUKUKASF ARMOFJAPAN
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