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.
Read labels carefully before you buy a manufactured food.
We’ve heard for years about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there have never been recommended limits for sugar on Canadian food labels, despite emerging research that suggests the sweet stuff may be making more of us fat and sick. In the fifth estate’s season premiere, Gillian Findlay digs into the surprising science — and the reaction from the food industry — to reveal The Secrets of Sugar. Has the sugar industry been hiding an unsavoury truth from consumers?
A small but influential group of medical researchers is stirring up the health debate, linking sugar not just to rising obesity rates but also to a host of diseases including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
We put a family of four on a healthy diet to try to beat their sugar habit and track the surprising results. We talk to leading scientists – and their critics. And we ask the food industry why those ingredient labels are far from clear when it comes to how much sugar is really on your plate.
Original airdate : October 4th, 2013 by CBS News, Canada
Sick of being sick? Read this story with a happy ending for inspiration and valuable information. Healing is certain when you return to the basics.
Recently, an 82-year-old woman who suffered from dementia, who couldn’t recognize her own son has miraculously got her memory back after changing her diet…. [Read more at link, below.]
This story just goes to show how resilient our bodies really are if given the right environment. Most of these types of diseases are often related to diet in the first place so that means that they can indeed be reversed with a proper diet. Sure, some of them are genetic and you might be a carrier of the gene, but that is not a guarantee that it will become active, there are things you can do to minimize the risk. Our health is our greatest wealth. We have to realize that we do have a say in our lives and what our fate is.
We have covered the topic before of how aluminum build up in the brain is directly related to dementia and more specifically Alzheimer’s disease, being able to identify this as a cause is important because recognizing this means we can do our part to limit the exposure and to also detoxify our brains and bodies from this damaging heavy metal…
Study blames Roundup herbicide for gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic.
“Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of the population now suffers from it,” researchers wrote in a meta-analysisof nearly 300 studies.
“Here, we propose that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup®, is the most important causal factor in this epidemic,” they add.
Now that glyphosate is getting the attention it deserves, being named as the culprit in a $280 million cancer lawsuit and labeled as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization and the state of California, it may be time to look at the chemical’s role in a related disease:..
Many organic farmers are going back to older practices by cultivating an environment where natural pest predators can live. They’re growing flowers amongst their other crops, creating a home for creatures like parasitic wasps, who eat aphids in their larval state. It’s been a common practice to grow flowers around the perimeter of farmland acres, because it encourages biodiversity. But agriculturalists are experimenting with strips of flowers within their crops, creating a highway for bugs to travel farther and cover more ground for pest control…
By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather staff writer March 27, 2017, 8:37:12 AM EDT
As winter comes to an end, so too, is the United Kingdom’s lingering vegetable crisis.
Vegetable stock from numerous European countries is predicted to make a full recovery by April, following wintertime shortages as a result of bad weather.
The shortages, which hit lettuce, spinach, courgette and broccoli the hardest, have dramatically affected the U.K.’s major grocery retailers including Tesco, Morrison’s, The Co-Operative and Ocado… (read more at AccuWeather).
Just a trial run for now. No full out famine yet, just a little deprivation, to test the waters.
Harsh freezes in SE USA after the fruit trees bloom. Nature is neither stupid nor cruel. But humans can be both foolish and greedy. Could it be the weather is rigged to benefit those who deal in the “futures” market?
A futures market is an auction market in which participants buy and sell commodity and futures contracts for delivery on a specified future date.
What are those planes dropping in those huge plumes that spread out against the blue sky, making it white and hazy all day? Who funds this costly operation? Some call the discharge chemtrails or the activity geoengineering. It’s a nasty business, but somebody has to do it so that investors can bet on “futures” and make a killing on the stock market… and perhaps literally a killing, to wreck crops and reduce the food supply to reduce the population to their “ideal” 500 million mentioned on the Georgia Guidestones.
Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls the money can control the world. – Henry Kissinger, 1973
The price of ignorance towards the New World Order (NWO) agenda could be very costly. The psychopathic ruling elite own the banks, weapons, gold, drugs and oil, while having the politicians, police, military and mass media etc. in their pockets, and are further tightening that unrelenting grip on the control of our money, health, food, water, air, and all the related science and technology, for complete domination over the human populace. Fall for any of its carefully cultivated illusions and you could end up broke, losing property, seriously ill, or even end up dead.
In response, this is my heartfelt advice on how to prepare for your survival in the unpredictable, not too distant (potential) future. Here are 14 ways to protect you, your family and friends from the escalating NWO agenda…