I have been working with plants and in agriculture for about 15 years.
I've worked on a few organic farms, pruned small orchard s and backyard fruittrees, cultivated mushrooms, grown cannabis and done lots of basic landscaping and landcare stuff. I've grown sustenance gardens in the high desert, coastal forest, dry tropics and in the jungle.
For the last 5 years I have studied and practiced Natural farming which is a methodology that I have been able to focus all my skills, experience and research into.
This last year I considered to be my thesis project for agriculture. I was hired to grow a cash crop in exchange for rent and given full creative liscence so I grew the crop with a no-till planting method that I had innovated to use and compliment Cho Han-kyu's Natural farming method. Following that method I made all of the FETs and inputs and cultured all of soil microorganisms used on the crop.
The results were excellent, better than I'd envisioned. For any serious inquiries I can give access to pics with a brief abstract of the philosophy and process used on the crop.
I am eager to start a natural farm. I have the skills, and make my own inputs, but need a piece of land.
If you have some land that is humble, modest, thought to be unfarmable, perfect for farming, or whatever, and you would like to see it become productive in the hands of a responsible and ethical caretaker and his 8 year old son then please respond so we can open a diologue
I'm 41 years old, devoted to meditation and consider natural farming a part of that practice.
My son is homeschooled, very social, has never had a meltdown and always ready to help.
Kyrt Ryder wrote:Do you have any particular preference regarding climate or region?
I would give equal consideration to any climate or region. The philosophy I follow, and techniques I use have been used succesfully all over the world.
In any region and climate there are the wild plants in the natural landscape that thrive in those conditions. These plants have genetic characteristics that give them the edge in their environment, but besides the physical characteristics they produce hormones, regulators and other biosynthesized compounds that Help them thrive in that specific environment. Much of the natural farming g method relies on that fact, and it is with those plants that many of the inputs are made, and it is for that reason that they are applied.
The other main condition of wild plants thriving in any given region is the microorganisms that associate directly with the roots, or live in the root zone of those plants. It is those microorganisms that are collected, cultured in bulk and applied to the crops and soil on the farm.