[NAFEX] Fw: Organicism

George Brinson george.brinson at nf.sympatico.ca
Fri Dec 14 13:44:57 EST 2007

I agree with you wholeheartedly, Lucky. Sort of enjoy the banter between a 
couple of members for past two days, it doesn't bother me.........I enjoy 
them pissing on each other - almost entertaining at this quiet time of 

George Brinson

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lucky Pittman" <lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Organicism

> At 07:04 PM 12/13/2007, gordon h. wrote:
>>As a newbie I would like to know if the general theme of this site
>>is the promotion of so called "organic farming/gardening/orcharding"?
> No.  While the vast majority of us are attuned to being good stewards
> of the land and environment, most are well aware that strict
> 'organic' methods, eschewing all technological advancements, in
> orchard management, are folly.
> While I try to be 'green' whenever possible, I don't hesitate for a
> moment to judiciously utilize the chemical herbicides/pesticides that
> are available, if I need them - but again, judiciously.  I'd say the
> same is true for the vast majority of list participants.  We'll mulch
> and use green manures, or animal manures, for that matter, but if a
> fungicide or insecticide spray is called for to control a certain
> pest/disease, most of us here will use it.
> 'Newbies' are welcome here - and as Steve or Lon noted, newcomers
> often bring a new perspective, or revive an old topic for
> discussion.  While opinions are frequently strong, discussions rarely
> become rancorous, and I've not noticed NAFEX listers getting their
> nose out of joint, 'taking their ball and going home', whenever
> someone disagrees with them - as has been the case on some other
> lists I participate on.
> Lucky
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