Organic Farming Today

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Organic Farming Today

If we plan to stay on this planet, we must take a stand.

And the very ground we stand on holds the magic key to our future here.

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to either do the right thing or continue down the path to our demise.

But what does the right thing look like and feel like?

Most chemical farmers think organic farming means nothing more than going back, returning to the way things were done before, in the “olden days” – and the chemical companies would like nothing more than for everyone to believe that.

But as the chemical paradigm is about controlling nature, the organic paradigm respects nature.

Business and industry are welcome in both paradigms, but they have a much more positive impact in the organic paradigm.

The difference between these two ways of thinking about the universe can be characterized as disconnectedness versus connectedness.

If all things are just chemical compounds that can be broken apart, controlled, and replicated in a factory, then everything is disconnected.

If you instead start with the idea that everything is connected, then you can see what you do to one part will affect the whole.

Lord Northbourne explained it best in Look to the Land, the book in which he coined the term “organic” as we use it today.

“The best can only spring from that kind of biological completeness which has been called wholeness.

If it is to be attained, the farm itself must have a biological completeness; it must be a living entity, it must be a unit which has within itself a balanced organic life.

Every branch of work is interlocked with all others.

The cycle of conversion of vegetable products through the animal into manure and back to vegetable is of great complexity and highly sensitive, especially over long periods, to any disturbance of its proper balance.

The penalty for failure to maintain this balance is, in the long run, a progressive impoverishment of the soil.”

This passage was first published in 1940, and it’s even more true today, when the results of our experiments with synthetic chemistry have played out in such a negative way.

But even today, it takes courage, independence, and intelligence to become an organic farmer.

You have to be willing to put up with the derision of many of your peers.

You have to be smart enough to figure out solutions to your own problems, since you don’t have free “crop consultants” to rely on.

And in a way you have to have faith – faith that nature knows what it’s doing and you’re just there to help it along.

Come join me on my weight loss journey!  I’d love to have you along!

Have an awesome day!

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If you’d like to read Organic Manifesto, go here Organic Manifesto: How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe

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Dick and Lenay

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