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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Ntya Natural farm

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  • Nandan Palaparambil
    Dieter, Sure, I will request Balaji Shankar to join this group. Regards, Nandan ... From: Dieter Brand Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming]
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      Dieter,

      Sure, I will request Balaji Shankar to join this group.


      Regards,
      Nandan

      --- On Tue, 12/23/08, Dieter Brand <brand.dieter@...> wrote:
      From: Dieter Brand <brand.dieter@...>
      Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Ntya Natural farm
      To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 3:19 PM











      Nandan,



      I didn't have time to read all the pages yet, but from what I have

      seen so far this looks really good and sounds very much in accord with

      Natural Farming as we discuss it on this list.



      Why don't you invite them to join this list? That may prove a

      valuable addition.



      Dieter



      On 12/23/08, Nandan Palaparambil <p_k_nandanan@ yahoo.com> wrote:

      > Dear Raju,

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      > There are different articles which gives summary of his work. There are some

      > deviations from natural farming.

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      > Basically he follows SRI (System of Rice Intensification) method for paddy

      > cultivation. SRI is the first step of natural farming and is promoted by

      > different universities and agriculture offices. This method is becoming

      > popular since it is getting promoted heavily.

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      > There was a report that in one of the SRI meet, one farmer raised the

      > concern that manual weeders used by laborers are causing them chest pain

      > since it is hard work to push the weeder in the soil. Typically weeding is

      > done by women laborers and they find it difficult. The solution for this

      > from the scientific community will be power driven weeder...

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      > Regards,

      > Nandan

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      > --- On Tue, 12/23/08, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@gmail. com> wrote:

      > From: Raju Titus <rajuktitus@gmail. com>

      > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Ntya Natural farm

      > To: fukuoka_farming@ yahoogroups. com

      > Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 2:06 PM

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      > Dear Nandan,

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      > Thanks for this information. We need some details of his work.Use of Earth

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      > worms for making compost is useless work.

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      > Thanks

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      > Raju

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      > On 12/23/08, Nandakumar <p_k_nandanan@ yahoo.com> wrote:

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      >> Here is a link to another natural farm in Tamilnadu, India.

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      >> http://earth. org.in

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      >> Balaji Shankar left his IT job 3 years back and started this farm.

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      >> In one of the article (http://earth. org.in/index. php?page= 001) he says

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      >> a family of 5 can live on 30-40 cents of land.

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      >> http://earth. org.in/index. php?page= 010 - In this article, he says in

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      >> his experience vermicomposting was unnecessary.

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      >> It looks like he was inspired by H D Thoreau and there are some

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      >> statements like "That farmer is best who farms least" similar to

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      >> I had talked to him briefly and would be visiting the farm some time.

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      >> Regards,

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      >> Nandan

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