[permaculture] Zero farming, anyone?

T Remiarz tomasremiarz at cooptel.net
Mon Jun 30 10:28:18 EDT 2008


try this one: "A Fukuoka here, A Cherkady there..."

http://www.farmedia.org/bulletins/bulletin9.html

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> This sounds a lot like Masanobu Fukuoka's "Natural" or "Do Nothing"
> Farming
> and, I think, he has spent a lot of time in India teaching.  He's been
> around a while and has been a huge inspiration to me.  You may find his
> stuff interesting.......
>
> Couple of links:
> http://fukuokafarmingol.info/
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masanobu_Fukuoka
>
> Peace,
> Noah P.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Suraj Kumar
> Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 2:25 PM
> To: permaculture
> Subject: [permaculture] Zero farming, anyone?
>
> Hello!
>
> I'm relatively new to permaculture and I'm pretty new to this list as
> well (joined about a week ago). Infact, I haven't even been able to
> read in depth about permaculture except through wikipedia and such
> online resources. I've just placed an order for Holmgren's
> Permaculture book from Amazon. Besides that, I can only say I'm fairly
> worried about the future given the multitude of crises humanity as a
> whole is facing on this planet (warming, energy crisis, resource
> depletion, etc.,.). I'm from India and permaculture seems to be a
> thing of the 'past'. Yes, of the past. I can find news items on the
> web about permaculture-related stuff from the past but I see none at
> present. Nor do I know of anyone who is interested / practising
> permaculture.
>
> So, the purpose of this mail is to see if there is anyone from India
> out here talking / doing permaculture.
>
> Secondly, I recently read about a practice called 'Zero farming'
> which, given the lack of information about what it exactly is about,
> makes me think its very similar to Permaculture. Maybe not 'as
> inspired by nature' as Permaculture, but quite close in practice.
> Here's an article I found related to this:
>
> http://www.theacademyofnaturalfarming.com/Zerofarm.html
>
> I'm planning to buy some farmland (2 or 3 acres) down south in India
> (Tamil Nadu) and keep buying additional land as I save up more money.
> To begin with, I plan to stay employed the way I am employed because I
> need a regular salary and have the land taken care of using a friend's
> friend who has been a farmer for generations. The idea is to gradually
> become less dependent on my salary and be able to smoothly transition
> to doing agriculture (permaculture :) ) on this land.  So, short term:
> I'm trying to devise ways to reduce my time spent in my current job
> and gradually start visiting this land and thereby understand
> agriculture.  Given I'm going to buy land, is there any specific /
> general piece of advise that pops up in your head? If there is anybody
> out here from India (I'm in Bangalore) who would like to experiment
> permaculture on a small portion of my land, I'd definitely welcome you
> to join me in the experiments :)
>
> I'm hoping to learn from the collective knowledge of this community :)
>
> Cheers,
>
>   -Suraj
>
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