F Agricola wrote:I don't like the term Natural Farming - isn't Permaculture, Organic Farming, etc just that? So it would be confusing unless substantiated by a geographical location.
Chris Kott wrote:My vote is for precision, not brevity or drama.
I suggest something along the lines of "Korean Natural Farming, JADAM, and other Traditional East Asian Farming Techniques."
"Oriental" has been on the PC shit list since I was in gradeschool (shit, like thirty years ago?). It first hit the skids because it was deemed too generic, and grouping diverse cultures together under one banner seemed reductionist. It doesn't seem to me to be any different than grouping every non-european of european descent into the "White People" group. Though I don't like that either, and I have never desired to use the term "Oriental," probably for similar feelings.
I would leave the word "Oriental" out. I wouldn't think a forum called "White People's Farming Methods" would go over too well, and not only because it lacks specificity.
r ranson wrote:I love Oriental. It's not derogatory where I live. Often used as a compliment of a specific kind of beauty or elegance.