[permaculture] Fwd: Permaculture TV - The Real Dirt On Farmer John

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 30 17:23:23 EST 2009


Permaculture Cooperative wrote:

>   The Real Dirt On Farmer John
 >http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/permaculture/EHmn/~3/wsnGIEIjlF4/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email>
> 
> Posted: 30 Nov 2009 10:47 AM PST
> 
> A fantastic story about an idiosyncratic child of the sixties who inherits
> his fathers farm, almost destroys it, and then reinvents himself as an
> organic farmer–with flare!

More idiot than idiosyncratic, some prancing fruitloop finally gets the 
message: INHERITS A WORLDCLASS FARM AND NEARLY TRASHES IT WHEN HE COULD 
HAVE FARMED THE LAND SUSTAINABLY AND MADE A GOOD LIVING WHILE WORKING 
COOPERATIVELY WITH HIS FARMER NEIGHBORS AND BEEN PART OF THE EMERGING 
NARURAL BIOINTENSIVE AGRICULTURE AND BACK-TO-THE-LAND MOVEMENT OF THE 
SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES.
> 
>  Source: Care2 <http://care2.com>
> 
> For close to a century, a great American epic has been played out in the
> tiny town of Caledonia, Illinois, about 75 miles west of Chicago. THE REAL
> DIRT ON FARMER JOHN tells the story of one man, his farm and his family—a
> story that parallels the history of American farming. But Farmer John is no
> laconic, Grant Wood-type with a scowl and a pitchfork. Equal parts
> performance artist, writer and farmer, John Peterson has been known to
> switch out of his overalls into leopard latex or a purple-feathered boa.
> 
> Source: PBS <http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/realdirt/film.html>

Typical half-baked media hype you see these days - appease the 
progressives without doing anything substantial for real farmers,
much less giving them media coverage; farming sustainably, committed to 
it for a lifetime, come what may, struggling to survive.

Why don't you post some articles on real farmers, urban or rural.

bail me out ktho...

LL



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