Amish Farmer works to "actively restore the balance in natural systems"

Here’s an article that I’ve had on my back burner for awhile. I wondered when I was “supposed to” post it. . .

Then this morning, at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market, where I went to pick up some local frozen marrow bones for bone broth, I ran into Nathan Harman, one of the sellers. Here he is in August, a pic I took from his facebook page:

10550819_10202425412934190_254713798531549962_nNathan is the young man who first turned me on to permaculture, then suggested I buy the house next door and turn its sunny lawn into a permaculture garden, then, for a year, served as one of our permaculture workshop teachers. So he figures big in my life.

advancingEcoAgriculture_logoWhat’s Nathan doing now? He’s a consultant for AEA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, the founder of which, John Kempf, is the subject of the post that I’m now finally going to put up! Nathan has transformed into a salesman, for products he loves and totally believes in, teaching big ag farmers to switch from pesticides and herbicides to minerals. A huge step in shifting industrial ag to production permaculture. Most permaculture plots are small, garden-sized; we need to scale it way up. NOW.

From The Atlantic,

The Amish Farmers Reinventing Organic Agriculture

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Here’s an video interview Dr. Mercola did with John Kempf, on “high performance agriculture” that works on small scale gardens too.

Hmmm. I just recognized the synchronicity between my going to the market to get bones to make bone marrow broth to increase the minerals in my bones and teeth and the re- mineralization that’s essential for soil health.

At every level, we need to “actively restore the balance in natural systems.”


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