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Farm Gone Wildflower

Posted by Tom Baldwin about 9 years ago

Farm develops in its own rhythm along paths that are influenced by natural cycles, and influenced by weather, while following design ideas and peoples effort.


While I have been less involved now with many aspects of the farm overall, simply absent from being there for weeks and months sometimes; where I am is where I garden, I still on a practical level guide and influence the direction of the farm by stimulus and direction. I would call these interventions, termed in Permie speak chop and drop, or selection. These periodic activities influence and shape the landscape, to accelerate them towards a desired anthropocentric orientation, productive and biologically richer places too. While I have the farm for sale in a market that is depressed with downturn economies at its feet, it becomes by itself, and by design richer, more shaded, mulched, diverse, productive on a biological rise and fall regardless of human agency. I am so humbled observing these myriad effects and processes, and also my own process and interaction. From pasture to shaded, naturally mulched fungifilic ground, richness pervades if we simply step aside and let natural processes take over after being stimulated. In Uluwehi farm's direction, there are guilds that don't exist anywhere in the world. For me this is fascinating and far reaching in in the long term implications for community resources and experimentation. I hope planting diverse productive landscapes is infectious, and we become pirates and stewards to our heritage of crop domestication, horti-culture, and generally combining things that are worth mixing together in new ways.


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