Monthly Archives: June 2015

MORE GRANDMA KNEW BETTER

THE CONTRARIAN We talked in previous columns about great new discoveries in agriculture which are in fact just rediscovering the wisdom of the ages, grandma knew better. Some readers might say “What? Another piece about agriculture? Why do I care?”, … Continue reading

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GRANDMA KNEW BETTER, PART 3

THE CONTRARIAN Part two talked about how the family farm has almost disappeared in favour of chemical dependent, soil destroying, modern industrial agriculture, and much of rural life has also disappeared. It didn’t have to be so. Grandma knew better. … Continue reading

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GRANDMA KNEW BETTER, PART 2

THE CONTRARIAN Part 1 talked about our beginning to realize that modern, chemically-driven agriculture might be going in the wrong direction. It might not be an advance on the agriculture our grandmother knew, based on 10 000 years of accumulated … Continue reading

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GRANDMA KNEW BETTER

THE CONTRARIAN The more things change, the more they stay the same. Before ww2, the basic fundamentals of farming were little changed for thousands of years. Everything has changed now, and it is becoming more and more obvious that most … Continue reading

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