Marc Siepman

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Two rather brilliant documentaries, can't really tell which is my favourite:

5 years ago
Hi Dave,

I own both volumes of Edible Forest Garden, but they are lent out for most of the time; hence a question that may be answered in the book.

It is my understanding that in setting up a forest garden, the soil is of utmost importance. It must be ready to be planted. In natural forests humus is built up by pioneering species before the climax species enter the stage.

This makes the soil ready for healthy mycorrhizal relations.

This stage is often skipped or overlooked in designs I've seen. What is your advice on building the soil when the trees are already planted?

Cheers,

Marc
5 years ago

Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:To those who got "please enter an email", it is fixed now.

I gave an apple to Marc for being the first to report the issue and Rory for being the first to post a screenshot of the issue.



Paul, thanks for the apple & yes it worked! Account qwerty123 may be deleted.

Marc
Paul, if I try to register using Opera on Apple (really!) OS X, it says: "Please, fill the Email Address field", although they are both filled in properly.
Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your reply - better late than never! I think your conclusion is the same as mine: we need a major crisis / catastrophe to wake people up. Which means we shouldn't wait for the majority but change things for them; exactly the same way multinationals do that, but in a positive, non-monetary way.

Sounds like Transition Towns are the way to go after all. Pity the Dutch are slow to pick up that; way too few people are active.

Your last remark is true, luckily. We just need to find the catalyst. But if we don't, nature will provide one. But it won't be pretty.

Thanks & keep up the good work!

Marc
6 years ago
I changed my life considerably and yes, that helps a bit. People start eating organic, while you thought that they never would. But if you stop beating nature down, you start getting complaints. And there seems to be no way to get through to them; they are prejudiced beyond all hope, it would seem. How do you penetrate that?

And yes, resistance is our duty.

With sense of humus,

Marc
6 years ago
Hi Tyler,

Yes, that's a start. Great documentary, by the way. It's been on Dutch television. No change whatsoever.

No wait, yes: university people start claiming that in order to feed the 9 billion in 2050, we need to intensify food production. We need to go way beyond the boundaries of our planet in order to feed the world. Someone claims there will be 9 billion people; someone else tries to work out how to create as much phantom carrying capacity as technologically possible.

The world has gone utterly mad!

With sense of humus,

Marc
6 years ago
Hi Patrick,

Soil is the basis of our civilisation. Yet it's done away with as if it were plain dirt. How can we make people understand its importance before it's too late?

With sense of humus,

Marc
6 years ago