Fukuoka was a botanist, a plant pathologist, in Japan. He kept removing unnecessary steps from the “new, improved, scientific” agricultural process until he – like Ruth Stout – grew extraordinary crops in improved soil. His garden, like hers, grew more and better than sophisticated modern methods allow. Both Ruth and Fukuoka used a lot of straw.
Four Principles of Natural Farming 1. No cultivation 2. No chemical fertilizer or prepared compost 3. No weeding by tillage or herbicides 4. No dependence on chemicals
“Do-nothing farming.” No insecticides. No pesticides. No weed-killers. No poisons. No time-wasters. No energy-suckers. Simply growing healthy food in healthy soil. Food forests. Animals and bugs don’t need that much to survive, anyway, so plant extra for them and let them munch. A rich soil produces vigorous plants that can take care of themselves. Visit a forest or a woody area that has not been touched by human hands. It’s lush and vibrant.
Perhaps Fukuoka learned to be lazy and successful from Ruth Stout? Or she from him? Or maybe the mid 70s was simply a time to remind the human race how to garden and farm simply – in harmony with nature?
“Let food be your medicine and medicine your food.”
If you’ve never heard of Ruth Stout before, you are in for a treat. Ruth wrote a garden column for a NY newspaper for many years. Her sense of humor is delightful. Here is a list of her helpful, encouraging books: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ruth+stout
Listening to Ruth tell her story, she must be around 95 years old in this video. She talks about her 16th year. Carrie Nation came to her town in Kansas to speak. Ruth was in the audience and after the talk, Carrie was arrested for using a hatchet to break the window of a pharmacy that was selling alcohol illegally Stout was not; she had to go to Sunday school
Straw works as an in-place compost and mulch to keep the warmth and moisture in the rich soil. I used her trick to mulch the cilantro in my raised bed and – miraculously – it is flourishing happily, even after some nights with freezing temperatures. I thought cilantro would give up the ghost in cold weather, but I guess not.
Power shutoffs affecting more than 1 million residents, scheduled by PG&E this week throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, have sparked a massive backlash, with many community members telling reporters that they are shocked that the company has not done more to upgrade its transmission lines.
The decision to shut off the electricity services, a precaution over concerns about high winds, raises the question of precisely how PG&E has been spending its rate-payers’ money. And the answer isn’t pretty: While neglecting safety upgrades and investments in its aging infrastructure, PG&E has instead been lavishly rewarding shareholders and buying political influence.
Over the last year, reporters have highlighted the large lobby spending and billions of dollars in dividend payments to investors by PG&E, while the company avoided necessary investments in its aging transmission towers — some of which are among the oldest in the world and were known to the company to be a potential fire hazard. The aging transmission lines caused the Camp Fire wildfires last November, the most destructive in California history, that left 86 dead, over a dozen injured, and caused at least $16 billion in damages.
Three design students in Taiwan teamed up for the Polluted Water Popsicles project, which contrasts art aesthetics with environmental activism. The group went to 100 different polluted water sources in Taiwan, collecting samples that they then froze into popsicles…
The island of Kokota is home to 500 villagers who were struggling to provide themselves with food, water, and work after they had harvested the surrounding trees and resources. Because there was no longer a tree canopy to shade most of the island, the soil turned to dust and the freshwater rivers dried up…
Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth Is Cooling – Peter Ferrara
Climate change itself is already in the process of definitively rebutting climate alarmists who think human use of fossil fuels is causing ultimately catastrophic global warming. That is because natural climate cycles have already turned from warming to cooling, global temperatures have already been declining for more than 10 years, and global temperatures will continue to decline for another two decades or more.
That is one of the most interesting conclusions to come out of the seventh International Climate Change Conference sponsored by the Heartland Institute, held last week in Chicago. I attended, and served as one of the speakers, talking about The Economic Implications of High Cost Energy.
The conference featured serious natural science, contrary to the self-interested political science you hear from government financed global warming alarmists seeking to justify widely expanded regulatory and taxation powers for government bodies, or government body wannabees, such as the United Nations. See for yourself, as the conference speeches are online.
What you will see are calm, dispassionate presentations by serious, pedigreed scientists discussing and explaining reams of data. In sharp contrast to these climate realists, the climate alarmists have long admitted that they cannot defend their theory that humans are causing catastrophic global warming in public debate. With the conference presentations online, let’s see if the alarmists really do have any response.
The Heartland Institute has effectively become the international headquarters of the climate realists…
The link at the end of this article steers you to a page that is a good resource for minimizing your exposure to electromagnetic frequencies/ radiation (EMF/EMR), so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Excellent bits of advice. Save the page in your computer or print it out… just in case of a power outage.
Years ago, I purchased a meter that was advertised on amazon.com as a “ghost meter” to measure the EMF/EMR in my environment. It was an education to walk around my home and see what was causing my discomfort. One of the first things to go was the electric alarm clock. Anything that makes sound, light, heat or motion, produces unnatural EMR. I bought a battery-operated clock that still serves me well. I removed all the rheostats and timers and replaced them with regular “on/off” switches. I moved from wifi to wired ethernet (which is actually faster than wifi).
Pray they switch soon from the microwave frequency to a safer system for electrical and electronic equipment. This stuff is not only undermining YOUR health, but also the health of your pets, plants and property. See “California wildfires”… how did they really begin? People in CA are very aware of the dangers of “smart meters” and PG&E is facing many, many lawsuits. Oh, and by the way, a head decision-maker at PG&E is also Vice-Chairman of Rothschild, Inc. Look it up.
“Wireless radiation has biological effects. Period. This is no longer a subject for debate when you look at PubMed and the peer-review literature. These effects are seen in all life forms; plants, animals, insects, microbes. In humans, we have clear evidence of cancer now: there is no question We have evidence of DNA damage, cardiomyopathy, which is the precursor of congestive heart failure, neuropsychiatric effects… 5G is an untested application of a technology that we know is harmful; we know it from the science. In academics, this is called human subjects research.” – Dr. Sharon Goldberg
Ever look up? Ever wonder what happened to our beautiful blue skies? They still have them over the Bohemian Grove event every year, the Bilderberg meeting, Washington D.C., over the Rockefeller mansion in New York State… but not here in mid-MO, nor in mid-OR. There are websites and FaceBook groups that document the spraying.
For more than 20 years we have been sprayed with RAID like bugs in a jar – “for our own good.” It’s part of the swamp dwellers’ plan for humanity. Drain the swamp!
Drive from coast to coast and you will see a white haze over most of the country, X’s drawn by jets. Here, just watch this video by Clifford Carnicom…