[Market-farming] Loss of Soil Carbon After Tilling
martyk at allspecies.org
Mon Oct 26 10:48:14 EDT 2009
I do not garden at a commercial level although we do sell some of the
produce. I garden at Niles Home for Children in Kansas City, MO. We
have 28, 4X30 foot organic no-till beds. I think that this kind of
gardening is less work if you use lots of straw and mulch a lot to
keep down weeds. Ruth Stout, Masanobu Fukuoka and Findhorn Garden are
an inspiration. Below is a link to a workshop video of Patrice Gros
of Foundation Farm explaining how he farms commercially using no till
methods. I hope this helps.
On Oct 26, 2009, at 8:07 AM, Etienne Goyer wrote:
> waldenfarm wrote:
>> I also practice no till gardening- double dug beds one time 24
>> years ago and
>> only do surface cultivation.
> Do you do it at a commercial level? Ie, are you selling at least some
> of your produce from no-till gardening? If yes, what would be the
> and cons of this approach for a market farmer?
> No-till is something I am interested in, but all the permaculture and
> no-till book I have heard about are written with the home-scale
> in mind. I would love to hear about those practicing it on a surface
> over an acre, and see if it is feasible at that scale.
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