the approach used by people such as Masanobu Fukuoka priveliges both organic
and no till techniques. A no till approach can be very organic, organic
farming can be absolutely no till. He always claimed his yeilds matched that
of any contemporary farm in Japan. No till & organic are not necessarily
yes, I realise you were not necessarily talking about opposing paradigms. If
anything it was probably the original source article that differentiated
between organic & no-till, with the latter denoted as chemical spray &
synthetic fertiliser dependant. Fukuoka absolutely practised organic based
no-till. In his view the ultimate way to grow, 'natural farming' or 'do
The matter of crop selection is also interested, and makes some sense as to
how our forebears selectively bred crops. Perennials are still chosen by
backyard gardeners though. Asparagus for example.
indeed, just thought I could significantly enrich the discussion by pointing
out the bleedin obvious. In addition I wanted to announce to everyone that I
have read Fukuokas work, being the know all that I am. Of a more serious
note mind, those who haven't read his stuff may be interested & can have a
The yahoo group has a downloadable copy of his book One Straw Revolution
which is worth a read. There is also some stuff by Jared Diamond that looks
worthwhile. Diamond wrote "Collapse-How societeies choose to succeed or
fail". I read that earlier this year & found it a good read.
It's just that I'm always hesitant to enter any of my information on
any line, paper or electron.
It actually looks like a good deal. They claim that they will remove
any publication that proves to be in or back in print.
Take a chance, man. I wanna see if it works for you. If you show back
up with a bandage on your head, I'll know it wasn't ok!
Hell, I wasn't about to give yoohoo me information.
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