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Russians - big cities tiresome - leave the"concrete jungles" for countryside eco-villages

 
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Back to the village: When nature calls | Russia Beyond The Headlines - Russians find the life in big cities tiresome and leave the "concrete jungles" for countryside communities - eco-villages.

Blog post:
http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/01/back-to-village-when-nature-calls.html

One paragraph of full article:
Food is another issue. In order to “survive the apocalypse” and “guarantee the health of your children” you have to grow your own food – a good variety of it, all free of chemicals and enough to last you through the winter. The ideas of permaculture, as propagated by the Austrian farmer Sepp Holzer and the Japanese writer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka are becoming increasingly popular amongst newcomers to the countryside, who are often also new to the concept of hard manual labor. Permaculture is defined as ''permanent agriculture'' and works on the basis that cultivated crops grow in symbiosis with wild plants, and a farmer can grow crops by working with the natural ecosystem. This means there is no need to plough the earth or use fertilizers, and the farmer does not need to worry about removing weeds and pests. The idea is that in the right environment the plants will sort things out for themselves.

Full article has 11 photos

Article is at Reddit for comments and sharing:
http://reddit.com/tb/ouhzz
http://reddit.com/r/Permaculture/comments/ouhzz/back_to_the_village_when_nature_calls_russia/

I have provided Polyculture Farming links: permies.com & richsoil.com at the bottom of the Blog Post, hoping to attract more new visitors to a place where Paul and others 'talk about these things all the time'

Regards to all,
Monte Hines
 
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