Subject: Re: [permaculture] Hierarchies and certification..

John Schinnerer john at
Thu Jul 10 15:15:23 EDT 2003


> ...Other stands may say,"no spray," and
> I saw one yesterday that said "certified all-natural," whatever the
> hell that means (strychnine is natural!),

Well, as mIEKAL points out, it may mean that the particular grower can't,
or chooses not, to afford the costs (whether in money or time or both) 
and/or limitations (such as not being able to use compost tea, having to
document compost ingredients, etc.) associated with legally using the term

I gather the cost of certification is still more 'per unit' the smaller
one's operation is...correct, or has that changed?

John Schinnerer, MA
- Eco-Living -
Cultural & Ecological Designing
People - Place - Learning - Integration
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