Changing the way we farm…

This video is from 2009 although it still entirely relevant perhaps even more so now!

It’s presented by a lady who was bought up on a farm, now coming back to it she is investigating the possibility of running a farm with out cheap fossil fuels. This is a very important issue at the moment, we are going to run out of fossil fuels, it might be in five years or even thirty! The people who survive will be those who are prepared. It’s no good waiting until there are shortages, then suddenly thinking ‘oh shit, what do I do now?’! That will only end in tears and probably a lot of fighting over the remaining oil (who would have thought it fighting over oil). So the best course of action it to prepare now, the mainstream are not going to do this for us. They will go on guzzling the oil until the very last drop drips from the fuel line into the engine, and theres a cough a splutter, then as the last tractor comes to an abrupt stop in the middle of a field somewhere. So the survivors will be the ones who have been weening themselves slowly off oil and are using alternatives already.

The main focus is on Permaculture and how this method could help. I know a little about permaculture but not to the level this documentary explains. It’s simply fascinating, and I know i’ll be research a lot more, so expect some permaculture things in the future.

Enjoy

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4 responses to “Changing the way we farm…

  1. Pingback: Changing the way we farm… | Ideas Of Mass Destruction | WORLD ORGANIC NEWS·

  2. Ironically yields improve significantly through permaculture and biointensive farming – mainly because factory farming (plowing, pesticides, herbicides etc) destroy the delicate micro-organisms that make soil fertile.

    • Yes I really hope this new way of thinking can be embraced by farmers and replace the so called conventional farming methods we have now. If it can then everyone is a winner. My cousins farm in highly intense and they don’t shows signs of changing, yet!!

  3. A crucial issue for these times and a very helpful video. I agree with your assessment – “… the best course of action it to prepare now, the mainstream are not going to do this for us. They will go on guzzling the oil until the very last drop drips from the fuel line into the engine, and there’s a cough a splutter, then as the last tractor comes to an abrupt stop in the middle of a field somewhere.

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