[permaculture] Organic no-till for dry-land farming?

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Mon Jun 4 04:20:28 EDT 2007

mossmans wrote:

> Can I ask you to put www.scytheconnection.com onto the list of suppliers of
> Scythes please.

I will do this asap.

> I have been corresponding with Peter Vido, and am impressed by the passion
> for the use of this tool, helpfulness of the site and the time he and his
> family have given me with the questions I have.  And that is from Australia
> as well, where there are no suppliers - and they are helping us get a
> shipment to get us started here.


I know Peter and Kai well, through phone calls and email. I have bought no less than
50 scythe blades, several snaths and accessories from them over the past two years.
I have considerable interest in scythe use around the world and in exploring new and traditional uses
for them in market farming and permaculture, and mowing small lawns :-)

I plan to manufacture small gardening hand tools to sell mail order. I use recycled circular saw blades
and various tool and high carbon steels. If anyone has designs they would like to see prototyped or manufactured please 
let me know.

> The role of hand tools in permaculture has not been well explored, and I
> hope we can put some more emphasis on this given peak oil and other
> considerations so we tread lightly on our wonderful planet.

You can do a lot of farming and greenspace maintenance with hand tools alone. Better that we forget the powered 
equipment and get back to basics, doing it by hand.

Lawrence F. London, Jr.
Venaura Farm
lfl at intrex.net

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