Nick Garbarino wrote:I hope things have changed but as of just a few years ago, our entire 3.5 acre property and all our neighbors would get sprayed by crop dusters as they sprayed their defoliant on cotton crops in Alabama. It was unintentional drift, but regardless, we got some of it every time. It smelled nasty, too. I never did anything about it, and we moved away from there after a few years. Seems to me it would be illegal to spray anything on someone else's property without permission. Now there's a thought every time you put on your underwear.
Matu Collins wrote:I wonder how I should approach this. I want to talk to the Chief, of course, and we can at least ensure that Mr. Farmer doesn't farm in the field any more, I think, but is there a way to preserve th relationship? Is there a way to approach him that will not ring his alarm bells that a hippie kook is out to spout organic nonsense at him?
Matu Collins wrote:the real threats to me personally include my toddler ingesting some of the herbicide/fungicide because I was not warned, the cancelling of my ability to get organic certification for the next ten years. I planted 200 dollars of fruit treesalong part of the property line two years ago, we will awe how that goes. Also a consideration is that one of the major crops I plan on for the next few decades is environmental and permaculture education. the effect on that is unknown. he may have done me a favor by giving me an example of what not to do, and the repercussions.
Lloyd George wrote:happy solution...offer to farm the field for the chief...and offer some good orgainc grub by way of goodwill...I have notice that Rhode Islanders are genrally pretty easy to get along with...leave them alone they tend to leave you alone...but are friendly if you strike up a conversation...WE have a house in Narragannsett that I am fond of.
Dale Hodgins wrote:I see that a new thread discusses the adevetizer thing. Aparently the forum makes a little money with every click. So, the natural question would be; How can I make the computer click in and then out of these ads when I'm sleeping ? This would be a great way to stick it to chemical companies. Imagine a bank of energy efficient computers with the screens disconected to save power, collectively extracting millions of nickels from targeted companies. This could be done from a legal safe zone just as is done while hiding bank accounts. My lack of computer skills makes the world a safer place.
David Miller wrote:There are plenty of people who have done just that, I'd advise against it, its called fraud.
Max Kennedy wrote:Bry, you have it backwards. If someone is spraying poisons it is their responsibility not to impact on others not the responsibility of victims to accept it.
Matu Collins wrote:
I've been reading a lot about mushrooms and Mycoremediation, and I think it's going to be ok. I've been gathering mushrooms and making a slurry to pour over the hugelbeets and a pile of woodchips.
Thanks for all the thoughtful help on this site.