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Videos: "The Basics of Natural Farming"

 
Linda Sefcik
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the basics of natural farming
these videos give statistics on what our fossil fuel footprint is
as opposed to natural farming techniques,
and also explain how plants work and what each plant does in the soil.
Easy watching.

part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT4aY1ABbqY
part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K8gn8R_Ino
 
Linda Sefcik
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The videos referred to fossil fuels used in the production of food
that are all waste and unnecessary.

I found this other video... sales of chemicals for farming.
Farmers spend $400. per acre to artificially "cultivate" land.
This... from expert farmers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLMOiITDGXQ
 
Linda Sefcik
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I'll just hog my own thread, rather than overdo my "contributions" elsewhere,
being that I'm new here and am a bit overwhelmed by all the information.
Good stuff. Great references and tips. Maybe I can give something back.

SAVING INFORMATION ----

It can be hard collecting info and saving it for reference... (where oh where did I see that?)
So...
I just wanted to mention -- I used to be a records manager, meaning that I had
a place for everything in a large file room -- to find it when I needed it --
At home, on the computer, I've tried using my "favorites" folder for saving links
to good information I find -- links to videos -- la la la all that
but the problem often is that... only part of that link is what I wanted to save --
and it is different than the title of the link -- and I just waste effort looking for stuff --
Also, I get a lot of good information watching videos -- it's just easier than reading for hours --
and it's hard to remember what a link was really all about -- sooooooooo......

when I began REALLY diving into permaculture, I began several documents --
I use notepad (just cuz) and thus I don't imbed hidden code without knowing it --
(notepad won't save anything that has code) -- just cuz --

I have one document for veggies, one for gardening technique, and another for other stuff
I could print it out if I ever needed to... to have my own hard copy reference...
Also -- when I read a book, I'll make notations from it in the proper file I've made --
such as companion plants I learn about -- what herbs are good for --
survival techiniques --
It's amazing how this simplifies finding something -- and remembering with accuracy --
all the information I'm finding... and where I found it.

If my computer crashes -- I'll have it on my memory stick.
 
Beth Simmons
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A quick and easy way to collect the info from hours of winter gardening browsing is a free add on to Firefox from Carnegie Melon called Zotero. It is actually citation management for like a dissertation, but I have had parents write me in appreciation for using it for recipes, crafts, and yes gardening.
 
Linda Sefcik
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This video is a 2011 lecture at Oregon State University by Wes Jackson --
author of "New Roots for Agriculture", published in 1978.
He attributes the beginning of global warming as being simultaneous with
the birth of annual till agriculture 10,000 years ago.
He works with the Land Institute at Salina, Kansas.
http://www.landinstitute.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hWjj_mQCS0
 
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