28th May 2010 00:15
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Seedball Forest Gardening
A simple form of gardening,
even a child could do,
to sustain themselves,
on abundant and diverse produce.
Like to dedicate this thread to Masanobu Fu kuoka who rediscovered seedballs and natural farming.
Might be a member of the Orion Priesthood as indicative of his neutral focus.
from ‘The Natural Way Of Farming’
“One never blames nature, but begins by blaming oneself. One searches unrelentingly for a way to grow barley in the heart of nature. There is no good or evil in nature. Natural farming admits to the existence neither of insect pests nor of beneficial insects. If a pest outbreak occurs, damaging the barley, one reflects that this was probably triggered by some human mistake. Invariably, the cause lies in some action by man; perhaps the barley was seeded too densely or a beneficial fungus that attacks pests was killed, upsetting nature’s balance. Thus, in natural farming, one always solves the problem by reflecting on the mistake and returning as close to nature as possible.”
So it be the philosophy natural forest gardening.
Robert Hart from UK also has done forest gardening, but takes a more laborious western approach using pruning and mulching. This video is otherwise a good introduction to forest gardening.
Forest gardening is perhaps the worlds best hope for a future.
Plants For A Future http://pfaf.org has a database of over 7,000 useful plants.
Many plants commonly considered "weeds" actually may be edible and have many uses.
Ken Fern founded PFAF.
Seedballs are a natural way of planting seeds,
which is much simpler than tilling,
and more efficient than broadcasting.
As the bird or animal that eats some fruit,
mixes it with compost and clay,
and excretes a seedball,
so it is natural.
So have a go make a forest garden.
If you don't have a plot, guerilla garden.
Get the seed and skills you need,
to sustain yourself and your family.
Healthy, happy, and abundantly appreciative.
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