EL GRANJA FAMILIAR
The Fundamental Reality Underlying Fukuoka's Principles
Soil is created by living plants working with microorganisms, and by the plants' residues and the microorganisms' corpses after their death.
Soil is drained of nutrients by cultivation, NOT by plants.
Tilling and cultivation of any sort diminishes the natural fertility of the soil in three ways:
THE FAMILY FARM
Yeomans and the City Forest.
If my analysis of the landscape design of Nature; of soil and landscape processes, and of the bastardisation of agriculture, are correct; the only answer to the depravity and destruction of our environment and for the consequent inhumanity of society is a re-union of mankind with the natural landscape and the ways of Nature.
Firstly, it is proposed that the City Forest be the major step for the cities; secondly; all country towns should be redesigned to include their own City Forest in preparation for increased population, and thirdly, there is THE FAMILY FARM, and the redesign of the whole farming landscape. Fourthly is the need for the creation of new cities.
25/10/2008 - 09:00
26/10/2008 - 18:00
DETAILSA weekend of simple theory and hands on practical for creating healthy soils and catching, storing, using and cleaning water. You will have the opportunity to develop and extend your understanding of soil and water issues and options for any site within an ecological design perspective. Students will have the opportunity to work with experienced Agronomists and Permaculture Designers.
When: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th October
Where: El Manzano, Biobio Click here for Map
Facilitator: Jorge Carrión - Agronomo, Grifen Hope - Diseñador and the team in El Manzano.
Course Cost: $40,000–$88,000.