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Sustainable Farming Practices To Use

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If you're involved in agriculture, even on a small scale, chances are you've heard about sustainable farming before. On the off chance that you haven't, sustainable farming, simply put, is a group of practices designed to protect the earth from

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David C (25)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:03 am
B...$...!; "sustainable", methinks, is rising up fast on the list of most-often-abused words, these days. Only some WHOLE can be really-sustainable; no single er thing can be R-sustainable on Earth as long as this most-uncivil-acting civilization is destroying the biosphere of this once-nice planet. Everything IS connected. Reductionism is a fallacy, and a dangerous and unsustainable one. Or so it seems to me.

Not everything that's a wee bit less red is green.
Not everything that's (maybe) a wee bit less UNsustainable is sustainable.


Kit B (276)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:24 am

These things were once the corner stones to good farming practices. Corporations may well ignore them,the private independent farmer ignores at his own peril.

Tim C (2420)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:38 am

Kath P (9)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:15 am
I've been watching a very interesting show from the BBC called Victorian Farm. That is sustainable farming at its finest.

Carol H (229)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:15 am
noted, thanks Cher

. (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:40 am
I am so removed from being a farmer, but, these basic rules to farming are decades old, and well worth knowing if you have a sizeable piece of land you want to convert into a farm.

S S (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 1:40 pm
Thank you.

Sharon W. (4)
Monday July 1, 2013, 2:31 pm
In my area, water is not a problem (as it rains a lot and a greater concern is draining the water in particularly rainy times), but the other tips are good.

Birgit W (160)
Monday July 1, 2013, 3:50 pm
Please, we need to convince all the farmers which are left on our planet and who do not work with the big corporations to please not give up. We all need you.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:34 pm
Good farming had been done for centuries before it was given up not so long ago.

. (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:06 pm
Great article, Cher. Thanks for sharing.

Tom Edgar (56)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:59 pm
The French have been intensive growing forever. My early foster father in Dorset England would arise early tog work in his garden before going to work, arriving home in the evening he had a cup of tea then into the garden. We ate only fresh garden produce, with the most marvellous mustard pickles, gooseberry jam, His wife bottled the excess so in winter we still had home produce, whilst his greenhouse still produced tomatoes etc., he had pear, plum. apple, and peach trees, his garden beds lined with gooseberry bushes, soap and water was his only insecticide, and all this on a back garden plot in a large provincial town.

Winnie A (179)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:08 am

S S (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:47 pm
Thank you.

Lynda W (64)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 9:24 am
My back yard is totally organic and produces the best veggies, fruit and berries, you don't need much but to put back what you take out and compost/rotate.
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