[permaculture] Eliot Coleman's seed starting mixture

Trudie Redding trrredding at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 16:41:31 EDT 2011

yes, we're always causing impacts, it's good to be reminded, for instance
electric lawnmowers program rebate in the city where I live so the gasoline
or oil won't pollute the air, but making the electricity is still impacting
the environment in some way.
so is having a lawn, so is individual ownership of land, so is multiple
people each owning a lawnmower, all things are related.
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[mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Paul Cross
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 1:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [permaculture] Eliot Coleman's seed starting mixture

I've often wondered why people seem to think coir is ecological. It is 
produced as a byproduct of industrial agriculture that destroys 
rainforests and plants monocrops of palms. As permaculturalists we have 
to recognize that any outside input impacts the site from which it was 
taken. Maybe in our accounting that is acceptable, or maybe it is not. 
We can think we're doing good by washing our dishes in coconut oil soap 
instead of petrochemical detergents, growing seedlings in coir instead 
of peat, but the orangutans who lost their habitat to palm plantations 
don't see it that way. We're always causing impacts.

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