is this the guy who says you must plant the rain first?
i love this guys story!!! The first farmer probably recieved the same criticisms in his own time before people realized the beneifits.
Thanks for this one Ludi !
It puts a lot into perspective for me.
I feel small village, permaculture lifestyle to be the "answer"...
With agriculture came the gross social and sexual inequality, the disease and despotism, that curse our existence.
It’s almost inconceivable that Bushmen, who eat 75 or so wild plants, could die of starvation the way hundreds of thousands of Irish farmers and their families did during the potato famine of the 1840s.
modern Greeks and Turks have still not regained the average height of their distant ancestors
it was the crowding, rather than agriculture, that promoted disease, but this is a chicken-and-egg argument, because crowding encourages agriculture and vice versa.
Women in agricultural societies were sometimes made beasts of burden. In New Guinea farming communities today I often see women staggering under loads of vegetables and firewood while the men walk empty-handed.
Jack Shawburn wrote:This reminded me immediately of the soil imprinting video with Bill.