Archive | August, 2017

Tržno naravnana permakultura

15 Aug

Obisk permakulturnega posestva Ridgedale na Švedskem, ki ga je ustanovil Richard Perkins, se je izkazal za zadetek v polno! Richard se ne šali! Permakultura zanj ni romantika, ampak praktično orodje za učinkovito poslovanje na majhni kmetiji in dobro življenje od nje. Kako mu uspeva?

Richard pove, kako je nekoč delal v klasični pridelavi in prodaji zelenjave. Bilo je grozno! Ogromno dela za malo denarja. Nekaj je bilo treba spremeniti. Danes pravi, da je kmetijstvo, če se ga pravilno lotimo, najdonosnejši in najplemenitejši poklic – posebej zelenjadarstvo. Mar se šali? Medtem ko drugi pravijo: čemu bi se mučil z zelenjavo, Richard pravi, da je prav zelenjava tisto, kar se najbolj izplača.

Standardizacija, standardizacija, standardizacija!

Velik poudarek daje standardizaciji. Učiti se je vredno od ZDA, kjer je tržno vrtnarjenje najbolj razvito in kjer so vsa orodja prilagojena temu standardu. Vse grede so široke 75 cm (30 inčev) in poljubno dolge, vse jih obdeluje ročno s preprostimi orodji, zlasti z:

  • globinskim rahljačem (velike globoke vile)
  • lahkim valjarjem in »vrstičkarjem«, ki potlači samo vrhnjo plast
  • šestvrstičnim avtomatskim sejalnikom
  • aparatom za hitro pobiranje solate berivke

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Living future now

12 Aug

There are people living according to such values as sustainable, local, connected, resilient, circular, lean … A few hundred pioneers with such values meet every summer at the European Global Ecovillage Network conference and cross-pollinate their visions and plans.

On the third day of this year’s conference I sat in a small circle talking with Charles Eisenstein. A man in the circle said that something new is being born in the world. Charles replied: “What if this ‘new’ is already alive, but we do not see it?” After a pause, he added: “Can you imagine a conversation between two brain cells, in which one says to the other: Hey, what if we are part of a huge organism? What if we’re not alone here?”

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Photo: Ängsbacka

Our conversation continued over that very question: How would we act if we were aware that we are part of a living entity? What if we are actually not alone in the cataclysmic story unfolding before our eyes?

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