[permaculture] Re: big ag in Pc

FranksFarm at aol.com FranksFarm at aol.com
Tue Sep 3 09:07:44 EDT 2002

Good day:)

In a message dated 9/1/02 6:56:27 PM, steved at ncatark.uark.edu writes:

<< ATTRA already does what you describe below, or
much of what you describe below...

*give information to farmers of all scale
*well proven techniques for their bio-region
*alley-cropping silviculture, mechanical harvesting of
  perrenial polycultures, agroforestry, etc. >>

First, let me commend Steve, and ATTRA for the outstanding work they do. I 
find it's one of the areas that government money is well spent.

And the mindset of the organization is very positive, and helpful. It's 
always a pleasure dealing with them. Bravo, Steve!

But because they are a government organization they are limited in what they 
CAN say, and RECOMMEND. I understand well the "whys". But that info is still 
vital and that, and the details needed to emulate the success stories 
mentioned is often glossed over.

BTW initially I grabbed every ATTRA title applicable...and many enterprises I 
weeded out. But have not seen many of the updated Titles. I've been meaning 
to call, and have then send me the new ones. Always interesting reading 
because they are promoting many of the ideas we so often discuss on this, and 
other sustainable ag lists.

Great job! Steve.   Frank 

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