[Market-farming] humus-intensive, soil building contacts

Tradingpost tradingpost at gilanet.com
Wed Nov 30 15:47:35 EST 2005

Within the subject of humus building and problem solving with organics there's a lot of room for everybody who knows what can be achieved. How they achieve it in that context isn't for me to say.  Findhorn? Perelandra? If it works spectacularly, if it's sustainable, how can I argue? 

paul, tradingpost at gilanet.com

"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
 ... Gandhi 
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On 11/30/2005 at 11:29 AM Marty Kraft wrote:

>Do you think that the discussion might get into areas that might be 
>experiential or intuitive or not backed up by empirical science? I know 
>that I have a deep reverence for the soil and it's processes. I 
>experience a feeling of connection with rich soil and places in nature. 
>Something inside me says these feelings are as important as production, 
>perhaps even interactive with production.
>I know when we were on the subject of books I was hesitant to mention 
>Findhorn Garden because it is spiritual. If that is the concern maybe 
>we could all not get too carried away with our pet beliefs and go 
>forward. If anyone has trouble with this post and objects to this vein 
>then we can go elsewhere. I have a deep respect for the knowledge of 
>science and also the practical school of hard knocks but that's not all 
>I am.
>Open to a bigger box
>Marty Kraft
>On Nov 30, 2005, at 10:40 AM, Tradingpost wrote:
>> That's a possibility, though I've already got two dozen responses from 
>> all over, just overnight (people must stay up late) and that kind of 
>> discussion would probably invite a lot of confusion and dissent from 
>> those who aren't interested in following it. Should I arrange a 
>> separate list for soil building and intensive growing? It's hardly the 
>> standard way of growing.
>> paul, tradingpost at gilanet.com
>> http://medicinehill.net
>> The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after 
>> all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it 
>> and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
>>    - Wendell Berry
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>> On 11/30/2005 at 9:41 AM Nan Johnson wrote:
>>> I agree with Marty that it sounds good for this listserve also, with 
>>> that
>>> subject line someone could delete it easily if not interested....
>>> nan at dancing goats farm, n. mississippi zone 7b

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