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Attempted Rescue of Stragglers! (aka, High Hopes, Low Expectations)

Over the last few days, I noticed some mysterious plants in a place they weren’t supposed to be. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all for plant sovereignty. Someone is going to chime in and shake a finger about the value of growing where you’re planted, etc., but I am still pretty sure that these three squash sprouts’ days were numbered as soon as they … Continue reading Attempted Rescue of Stragglers! (aka, High Hopes, Low Expectations)

The New Organic Grower

Eliot Coleman’s career as a luminary in organic farming techniques with patience, success and a gift for sharing the results in written form that the layperson can understand is unparalleled. His books, particularly this one, have heavily informed most modern organic farming programs, my own included. This book reads like a textbook that has been shaped into an easy to follow narrative that grounds complex … Continue reading The New Organic Grower

Thoughts on “The One-Straw Revolution” by Masanobu Fukuoka

One of the most difficult things to keep in mind while reading through this translation of Mr. Fukuoka’s work was that it was originally published in English in 1977.  I was reading what I thought to be very location and crop specific descriptions of one farmer’s trials and tribulations for hours before I realized how broad and insightful his criticism of the food system truly … Continue reading Thoughts on “The One-Straw Revolution” by Masanobu Fukuoka