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Ben Falk, tell us about RESILIENCE...what do you mean by it..etc.
 
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I don't know if there are several definitions of resilience...
I have some clue though I do not mean to elude the awaited answer....

That is the ability of clearing the autonomous system from the consequences of traumatic experiences.
The aim is to live life without emotional (and physical/physiological etc) issues coming out each time something just looks like a former bad experience.

Then it can be also the ability of the land to recover, and the way we can help it...

I believe it is important to know that the force of life is always there, and that a little well chosen help will remove what was stuck in the system, so that energy can flow again.

It works like a pipe with running water: a lot of water arrives, but just a little hardly goes out. And there is a dead lizard in your pipe!

Just start to move this dead thing... You may not need to remove it, because the flow of water is still there.
Whenever given the necessary help, it will push out the remaining.
This needed help might precise and sometimes very technical, according to the problem.
 
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Brenda Groth wrote:Ben Falk, tell us about RESILIENCE...what do you mean by it..etc.



I mean the ability deal effectively with disturbance, to bounce back and be adaptive in the face of change.
 
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so would this mean that the health of the land and plants were healthy enough to withstand some critical problem and come back ...or something like plants reseeding and being reslient on the land...or am I going in the wrong direction?
 
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i think he means the overall systems ability to bounce back from drought or big storms like sandy or other potentially upsetting and to some farms destructive events
also resiliency to local, economic and political changes, like if the local govt were to crack down on the sale of real milk, or if property taxes were to more than triple, or if the local crime rate skyrocketed, being able to bounce back and continue to be comfortable and feel safe both physically and financially in every day life after such things have occurred
and doing so with the least imput from the land or business manager as such things usually carry enough stress with them as is, and who needs more of that?

dont mean to take the fire from ben's answer, but i would assume - without perfect knowledge - thats what he means
 
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Brenda Groth wrote:so would this mean that the health of the land and plants were healthy enough to withstand some critical problem and come back ...or something like plants reseeding and being reslient on the land...or am I going in the wrong direction?



the first you mentioned is the main one, health of the perennial system, instead of relying on annuals.
But annuals are part of a natural system as well.

Natural systems include man helping nature with his hands,
and include other animals who grazed and crushed with their hooves,
and include fungus, bacterias etc.

We are too much in a dichotomy now....
- Either man takes out what is not food for cultivating
Or
- Exclude himself in parks that should stay "virgins"...

So there is resilience, and wikipedia gives a good idea about it,
(that was a technical word, a foam is resilient when it comes back to its form after being pressed, a cell is resilient, and any micro-organism that has been touched, and then has been used in psychology)
and there is the way we can understand HOW to create our environment,
so that is becomes more resilient.

It is also interesting to consider what is the contrary of resilience for a land....
 
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OK I think I get it, similar to the word sustainable in being able to sustain itself in diverse situations..but also being able to withstand POLITICAL and SOCIAL situations I guess would be added to sustainable.

 
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