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How did the modern organic farming movement begin?  RSS feed

 
Scott Fike
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Greetings,
Anyone familiar with the origins and early history of the current, modern organic farming movement as it exists in the US? Who started it all, etc..?
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there's a pretty good explanation here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_organic_farming

Steiner in Germany in the early part of last century, Rodale in the US and the Soil Association in the UK and the Commonwealth during WW2. There was a big upswing in the use of chemicals to farm between the two wars, which I guess prompted people to start thinking about what was going on and try and preserve the older ways of gardening/farming.
 
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Any one who know how to ferment your own feeds for hog fateners. Thank you
 
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The February/March issue of Rodale's Organic Gardening gives a great timeline. In it, they mention how Rodale was inspired by the book "An Agricultural Testament" by Albert Howard
 
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