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Episode 267. Smallholders

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 16th of August 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

We need a mindset change in this world. Too often we see death, destruction, disease and hopelessness. I’m pretty sure we can do better and equally I sure I know which way many of us can go. 

From the website “Journey to Forever”:


Small family farms are the backbone of a community, a nation, and of society as a whole. A landscape of family farms is settled, balanced and stable, and generally sustainable. It’s the natural shape of society on the land. Such communities aggregate into strong and secure nations.

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Episode 217. Chaos Gardening

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 8th of June 2020.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

The great philosophical battles over time were reduced to two teams in the seminal spy show of the 1960s: Get Smart. Control and Kaos were the two options. Much industrial farming and chemically based gardening can be thought of as part of the Control team. After all, we have several millennia of holy books declaring humanity’s need to bring order and structure to chaotic Nature. That these books arose in the cultural context of West Asia, known nowadays as the Middle East, it should not be a surprise that this approach should be at the bedrock of “Western” farming. Nature is considered corrupt in some way, less than perfect.  Continue reading →

Episode 213. Glyphosate, The Gut & A Surprising No-Dig Benefit!

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 11th of May 2020.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!


As a bit of a follow on from last week when I recommended the resources at NCAT ATTRA which are now free to download, link in these show notes too, I listened to their podcast this week. I listen to most of theirs unless the episode revolves around US Tax law or something equally not relevant to me.

This episode entitled: Glyphosate Contamination was amazingly detailed while being specific to certain producers. Two things leapt out as I listened. A little background: The episode began discussing how some Montana organic durum wheat growers had their crops rejected in Italy for having more than 10mparts per million of glyphosate. That such a small fraction can be tested for is impressive. It also ensures the quality of organic wheat in Italy, at least. Continue reading →