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 217. Chaos Gardening”

Episode 35: Green Farming Future & Trees Talk to Each Other

This is the World Organic News Podcast for the week ending 3rd of October 2016.

Jon Moore reporting!

We begin this week with a post from the UK National Trust:  New Report Points To A Positive Future For Green Farming. 

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New markets worth millions per year could help to support farming methods that reduce flooding, provide clean water and restore wildlife, for the benefit of all.

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In effect the report highlights the need to feed the soil. Reduced flooding, clean water and restored wildlife all come from a healthy soil. Soil that is never bare. Healthy soil holds more water, mitigates floods and provides the grounding, pun intended, for good tree growth. To do this requires both a paradigm shift and its accompanying price signals. Continue reading “Episode 35: Green Farming Future & Trees Talk to Each Other”