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Can ‘It’ be Said?

Now, this is difficult to say! In both the One-Straw Resolution, serialised earlier in this blog, and in Masanobu Fukuoka’s inspirartional One-Straw Revolution, there is the very sharp demand that we realise that we are destroying the Earth – a … Continue reading

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Rain Falls from the Ground!

We pass over the obvious already sure we understand what it means. We do not give a proper hearing to words we think we already understand. The following words say something so obvious we do not even hear it, yet … Continue reading

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The Natural Farming of Orchards – Part Three

Transplanting The question of whether to seed or transplant fruit trees is not as simple as modern agriculture supposes. It is quite true that transplanted trees will give a return of fruit more quickly than those grown from seed. Yet, … Continue reading

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The Natural Farming of Orchards – Part Two

A Natural Orchard The essence of an natural orchard is to simply allow the trees to be, by the do-nothing of simply seeding, the tree sends down its root system, sends up its branches, without the ordering order of human … Continue reading

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The Natural Farming of Orchards

Natural Orchards     Yet, on the other hand, there always exists the possibility that an unusual fruit will arise from the seed. Indeed, why not multiply the joys of life by creating a natural orchard full of variety and … Continue reading

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The Natural Farming of Vegetables – Weeds Tell the Soil

What do the plants that grow on our land tell us about the land? The file below offers an interesting though by no means complete introduction to some possible indicators. https://seedzen.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/weeds-tell-the-soil.xls

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The Natural Farming of Vegetables – Part Four

Companion Plants   If a weed is just a plant we have yet to find a use for, then crops and companion plants are weeds we have found uses for. We look at all the plants that grow, value one … Continue reading

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The Natural Farming of Vegetables – Part Three

The Vegetable Problem   Many people I have met over the years have been entranced by the utter purity of NF and while such enthusiasm is often necessary to the commitment required to see NF through, it is unfortunately an … Continue reading

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The Natural Farming of Vegetables

Introduction   If you want to grow your own vegetables then there are some very clear techniques which need to be undertaken in order to achieve success. Although this might not be NF from one perspective, all journeys must begin … Continue reading

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Soil: Fertility: Life – Part Two

The Ledger Book of Fertility The question of whether it is the exportation of the crop plant from the field in which it is grown that creates the eventual drop in fertility in that field is most interesting. Because of … Continue reading

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