Natrual Farming Techniques

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  1. Pakanohida

    Pakanohida Junior Member

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    I have been busy learning another hanger in the wardrobe closet that is Permaculture, and that Natural farming such as making my own lactobacillus for the garden which is the yummy by product of cheese.

    Here is a meme of what I am talking about.

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    Anyone else learning this? If so what are your results?
     
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    Cool process, is it working for you?
    What do they mean by "crude sugar"?
     
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    Jaggery / Brown Sugar

    Yes it is working for me. I've learned a lot the past 2 years about Natural Farming Techniques, and a lot more to learn.

    A good book to pick up is "Teaming with Microbes"

    It really put the soil layer into a deep perspective.
     
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    Yes! Have "Teaming with Microbes" and read it in conjunction with Elaine Ingham's online Soil Food Web course. Building and maintaining our soils is the foundation ... recognition of that fact has totally escaped the notice of commercial Ag. A local business brews excellent compost teas with "guaranteed" soil life levels, then contracts to inject these microbes into soils in orchards, vineyards, etc. The problem with this is that it's an ongoing year-to-year process ... the farmers aren't building soils at all to provide the environment that the microbes can survive (much less flourish) on their own. He does however have a seemingly perpetual income stream.
     
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    Hi Pak,
    I'm going to have to check this out!!
    sounds like feeding the workforce in the soil.
    Thanks
     
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    i took a korean natural farming class here on big island. it was pretty interesting and seemed like a great idea. i really liked their animal structure and systems that kept their piggy smelling good. personally it seemed a bit too intensive on the sugar inputs and time. however i live in a somewhat healthy native rainforest so our yard is teaming with the forest imos i was taught to cultivate. i just figured whats the point in that respect. i did however like their fermented plant juices and additives for plants. it only makes sense to make ferments for individual plants from themselves and give it to them at the right time depending on their cycles. just seems like a lot of added activities where i would rather allocate my time elsewhere. i prefer a simple compost or worm compost tea as a 'good for all' application. all in all, i do believe in the korean natural farming, and have seen amazing results from multiple people, its just not for me. now the jadam methods may be a little bit different
     
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    I have read an ebook about growing effective microbes by dr Igham. I was fascinated by the idea of controlling plant diseases with compost tea alone. I will try that out as soon as I have what it takes to produce and apply compost teas. Korean natural farming is another eye opener. So far, I have made fermented plant juice out of aloe vera but I'm yet to test it.
     
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    Let us know how you get on with it!!
     

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