Ron Farming and Gardening after Stasis:The Global Garden of Eden
By Ron Chapman
Mar 27, 2010 - 7:17:23 AM
Farming and Gardening after Stasis: The Global Garden of Eden
Ron: The collapse of Earth’s magnetosphere and the accompanying reversal of its spin together with the foreshadowed lessening of Earth’s tilt, re-creation of the firmament(s) and the effects of Jupiter Sun will result in dramatic Earth changes which will remodel much of Earth’s geography topography and climate. Not all of the changes will be complete by the end of stasis but enormous changes will be apparent as people awaken from stasis.
As Star Fleet’s cleansing of processes in relation to the major Earth changes accompanying the magnetosphere’s collapse will take some years to complete those emerging from stasis will awaken to a new world with fields and gardens overgrown, roads and city/townscapes derelict and much devastation of ports and coastlines, if any are still viably above changed sea levels.
Earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis will have destroyed access to many oil and gas fields and even where oil or gas can still be extracted there is unlikely to be any means of shipping large cargoes of oil by sea to distant places. Think about that. If giant tankers cannot deliver oil and gas by sea there will be nothing for any still viable oil refineries to process and hence NO FUEL for oil and gas fired power stations; creation of petrochemical products like fertilizers and plastics; or for ships, planes, cars, trucks, tractors and automotive machinery of all types.
Sooo, never mind driving the kids to school or nicking down to Wal-Mart or Woolworths et al for groceries in your gas guzzling SUV, hummer or one ton truck, you and the kids will have to walk or get bikes. If that doesn’t appeal to you and you’d prefer to go to another planet don’t forget that life there is likely to be even more primitive. How would you like to start afresh in an environment like medieval Europe or 19th Century America, or even the US, Europe, India or China prior to the 1950s? At least we have been told that basic TV and internet facilities will still still available after stasis.
But like it or not our post-stasis world will be a bit of a shock. It will also involve substantial physical hardship for those staying to build the Golden Age. Once you get your head around the fact that you won’t be routinely driving 10, 20 or 50 miles (or kilometres) daily to your workplace or to go shopping, visit friends or play sport etc the next problem to face will be what will you eat and where will you get it?
Currently food is routinely transported 1500 miles from grower to table in the US and other places. But even transporting it 20 miles could be difficult if your supply system is not able to use trucks, trains, ships or planes for the purpose. The implication is that after stasis communities will become very local and will need to grow their own food very close to where they live. That will mean that even if people in cities rapidly adopt the Cuban urban gardening model (1) or similar (2), many people will have to leave large cities and establish themselves in small local communities in the countryside where they have access to water and land on which to grow food. For some theoretical discussion of what these agrarian communities may be like see End Note (3).
So how will food be grown if there are no hydro-carbons available to make fertilizers and to fuel today’s tractors, farm machinery and transport systems? Well of course humanity will fairly quickly redevelop ‘Stanley Steamer’ wood fired steam boiler driven trucks, tractors and other machinery similar to what was used in the 19th Century when current automotive engines were unknown, and during the Great Depression and WWII when oil was scare. Also, bio-gas digesters may produce some fuel for bio-gas fuelled machinery and vehicles.(4) But such developments will be cumbersome and it will be difficult to create steam driven and bio-gas driven machines and vehicles in large quantities. The implication is that for a short period after stasis much of humanity will have to depend on Star Fleet for basic food supplies and thereafter they will have to grow their own – largely by the sweat of their brow.
At that point hopefully, humanity will get the message that our current supposedly scientific agricultural and horticultural practices are ratshit. Those that don’t get this message will either starve or work themselves to death continuing to work against Nature instead of in balance with it.
What do I mean by that? Well, we have it on good authority that in the Garden of Eden God provided food in abundance through nature’s mechanisms. Since that time man has gradually distanced himself from nature such that today humanity’s attitudes to food production (and everything else) are totally at odds with natural mechanisms. In effect we are at war with nature and the abundance it seeks to shower upon us because those who have controlled our societies for many centuries have distorted human understanding of God, self, science and the world in which we live to the point that most of humanity is completely alienated from God and the abundance supplied through the natural world.
As necessity is the mother of invention our post-stasis world will give us another chance to reconnect with God, neighbour and nature and to enjoy nature’s God given bounty. This will be particularly evident in the realm of food growing. If there is no fuel for tractors, trucks and farm machinery and no oil available to make artificial fertilizers that will create an opportunity for communities to learn to cooperate and share what they know and what they have. It will also constitute an enormous stimulus towards developing new ways of gardening and farming that are in balance with nature rather than in competition with it.
Rather than trying to plough fields and dig gardens by hand or using horses, oxen etc we can now seriously start to let nature do the work as God intended. Even if some fuel is available for tractors or steam driven machinery and vehicles become available for ploughing etc there will not be any oil available to make the artificial fertilizers the soil requires as a result of the damage ploughing and tilling does to soil structures and the trillions of tiny critters and worms that actually do the work of maintaining soil health and fertility.
Accordingly, if we are to survive and thrive after stasis humanity will need to initiate a new beginning as regards growing food. The joke is that the new methods will require LESS physical work than the current mechanical farming methods that have been foisted on us by centuries of scientific and cultural misinformation fostered by the Khazar banksters that have manipulated global society in one way or another for centuries. The new, though really ancient, Garden of Eden methods of farming and gardening will increasingly emphasise the “Let go and let God” idea in which farmers and gardeners will study nature and seek to live in balance with it rather than fighting to dominate and control it. In simple terms this will mean an increasing move towards the "no dig", "no work", natural farming and permaculture ideas and methods pioneered by Masanobu Fukuoka, Bill Mollison and others.
Of course these holistic farming practices have not been lost everywhere. they still exist in some pockets of the so-called undeveloped world – places that have not been overrun by Anglo-US-European Khazar orchestrated, hegemonic colonial monetarism and globalisation. See for instance the examples given in the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) Press Release 02/03/09 (5) But these rare exceptions merely emphasise just how totally misguided and bankrupt modern so-called scientific agricultural and horticultural philosophies and practices are.
Living organisms have such a high degree of molecular coherence that they appear as dynamic liquid crystal displays under the polarising microscope geologist use for identifying crystals, as you can see in the pictures on the cover of my book The Rainbow and the Worm, The Physics of Organisms  first published in 1993; now in its 3rd much enlarged edition.
One main reason organisms are so coherent is because they use energy and resources in a circular way. They run on a circular economy that minimises waste. In the ideal, an organism accumulates no net entropy (representing waste energy and disorganisation), and even the waste exported is minimum. Think of the circle as the organism. A cycle is perpetual return, it sustains itself. Or think of it as the life-cycle, it regenerates itself.
The key to the sustainable circular economy is that it maximises cooperation and reciprocity. The organism has structured activities spanning all space-time scales, those yielding energy are directly coupled to those requiring it, and the giving and taking can be reversed.
In contrast, the dominant economic model of infinite unsustainable growth that depends on competition has no closed cycle and hence no structures within; it generates a lot of wastes and tends to spiral out of control. Boom and bust are inherent to the model.
It soon occurred to me that all sustainable systems are like organisms , an idea developed further with theoretical ecologist Robert Ulanowicz at the University of Maryland . And needless to say, this applies all the more so to sustainable agricultural systems as documented in our definitive report Food Futures Now: *Organic *Sustainable *Fossil Fuel Free , ISIS publication). Organic agriculture and localised food and energy systems can potentially compensate for all greenhouse emissions due to human activities and free us from fossil fuels. This conclusion is based on evidence from scientific analyses, case studies in farmer-led research, and especially farmers' own experiences and innovations that often confound academic scientists wedded to outmoded and obsolete mechanistic theories.
Takeo Furano is one of the first organic farmers I visited. He runs a happy circular economy of ducklings in the rice paddies. As you can see in the diagram he drew, weeds and pests become food for the ducklings (saving hours of weeding), and wastes become nutrients for rice plants, plankton, and fish, while the movement of the ducklings provide mechanical stimulation and aeration for the rice plants to grow big and strong. Every year, Furano gets 7 tonnes of rice, 300 ducks, 4 000 ducklings, countless fish, and enough vegetables for 100 people from his 2 ha farm.
Another example of the circular economy is the dyke-pond system perfected by the peasant farmers of the Pearl River Delta, a system so productive that it supported on average 17 people per ha in its heyday.
Sustainable development is possible, and not a contradiction in terms, as some critics of the dominant model claim. By incorporating more and more cooperating life cycles, more biomass is produced to support more life, more business; more people.
Reciprocal symbiotic relationships are the key to the circular economy, and that is dependent on biodiversity, the more diverse the more productive, exploding the myth that there is a constant carrying capacity to a piece of land
It makes explicit why an unregulated financial market is toxic to the real economy.
The economic system is embedded in and dependent on the ecosystem. If you have a financial market that creates paper money out of nothing several times over, this will go to fuel conspicuous consumption and exploitation of the earth's resources, well beyond what it can sustain. Money in an economic system is often compared to energy in the living system. When money ceases to flow, the economic system collapses, just as the living system cannot function without energy flow. This analogy holds so long as the financial market is accountable to the real economy that trades in goods and services, but breaks down completely with the proliferations of the unregulated financial sector  ( Financing Poverty , SiS 40). All money is not equal, that created in the unregulated financial sector is not energy as much as pure entropy, the toxic dissipation that ultimately kills the system. In healthy systems, money, like energy, flows symmetrically in fair exchange based on real values of goods and services, so little entropy or waste is generated.
The ISIS website has a wealth of information and analysis on sustainable agriculture and the deficiences in current flobal so-called scientific agricultural methods.
Masanobu Fukuoka's Natural Farming A good explanation of Masanobu Fukuoka's Natural Farming and Permaculture is at: http://www.permaculture.com/node/140 Quote: `Masanobu Fukuoka is a farmer/philosopher who lives on the Island of Shikoku, in southern Japan. His farming technique requires no machines, no chemicals and very little weeding. He does not plow the soil or use prepared compost and yet the condition of the soil in his orchards and fields improve each year. His method creates no pollution and does not require fossil fuels. His method requires less labor than any other, yet the yields in his orchard and fields compare favorably with the most productive Japanese farms which use all the technical know-how of modern science. Full Text:
Masanobu Fukuoka is a farmer/philosopher who lives on the Island of Shikoku, in southern Japan. His farming technique requires no machines, no chemicals and very little weeding. He does not plow the soil or use prepared compost and yet the condition of the soil in his orchards and fields improve each year. His method creates no pollution and does not require fossil fuels. His method requires less labor than any other, yet the yields in his orchard and fields compare favorably with the most productive Japanese farms which use all the technical know-how of modern science.
How is this possible? I admit, when I first went to his farm in 1973 I was skeptical. But there was the proof - beautiful grain crops in the fields, healthy orchard trees growing with a ground cover of vegetables, weeds and white clover. Over the two-year period I lived and worked there his techniques and philosophy gradually became clear to me.
I had not heard of permaculture at the time, but I can see now that Fukuoka's farm is a classic working model of permaculture design. It is remarkable that Fukuoka and Bill Mollison, working independently, on two different continents with entirely different environmental conditions should come up with such similar solutions to the question, "How can people on live this planet sustainably and in harmony with nature." Both claim that the principles of their system can be adapted to any climatic area.
Mollison and Fukuoka
Perhaps Fukuoka, in his book The One Straw Revolution , has best stated the basic philosophy of permaculture. In brief, it is philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labour; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.
--Bill Mollison in Permaculture 2
Mollison and Fukuoka took entirely different routes to get to essentially the same place. Permaculture is a design system which aims to maximize the functional connection of its elements. It integrates raising crops and animals with careful water management. Homes and other structures are designed for maximum energy efficiency. Everything is made to work together and evolve over time to blend harmoniously into a complete and sustainable agricultural system.
The key word here is design. Permaculture is a consciously designed system. The designer carefully uses his/her knowledge, skill and sensitivity to make a plan, then implement it. Fukuoka created natural farming from a completely different perspective.
The idea for natural farming came to Fukuoka when he was about twenty five years old. One morning, as he sat at sunrise on a bluff overlooking Yokohama Bay, a flash of inspiration occurred. He saw that nature was perfect just as it is. Problems arise when people try to improve upon nature and use nature strictly for human benefit. He tried to explain this understanding to others, but when they could not understand he made a decision to return to his family farm. He decided to create a concrete example of his understanding by applying it to agriculture.
But where to begin? Fukuoka had no model to go by. "'How about trying this? How about trying that?' That is the usual way of developing agricultural technique. My way was different. 'How about not doing this, and How about not doing that?' - this was the path I followed. Now my rice growing is simply sowing seed and spreading straw, but it has taken me more than thirty years to reach this simplicity."
The basic idea for his rice growing came to him one day when he happened to pass an old field which had been left unused and unplowed for many years. There he saw healthy rice seedlings sprouting through a tangle of grasses and weeds. From that time on he stopped sowing rice seed in the spring and, instead, put the seed out in the fall when it would naturally have fallen to the ground. Instead of plowing to get rid of weeds he learned to control them with a ground cover of white clover and a mulch of barley straw. Once he has tilted the balance slightly in favor of his crops Fukuoka interferes as little as possible with the plant and animal communities in his fields.
This is not to say that Fukuoka did not experiment. For example, he tried more than twenty different ground covers before noticing that white clover was the only one which held back weeds effectively. It also fixes nitrogen so it improves the soil. He tried spreading the straw neatly over the fields but found the rice seeds could not make their way through. In one corner of the field, however, where the straw had scattered every which way, the seedlings emerged. The next year he scattered the straw across the entire field. There were years when his experiments resulted in almost a total crop loss, but in small areas things worked out well. He closely observed what was different in that part of the field and next year the results were better. The point is, he had no preconceived idea of what would work the best. He tried many things and took the direction nature revealed. As far as possible, Fukuoka was trying to take the human intellect out of the decision making process.
His vegetable growing also reflects this idea. He grows vegetables in the spaces between the citrus trees in the orchard. Instead of deciding which vegetables would do well in which locations he mixes all the seeds together and scatters them everywhere. He lets the vegetables find their own location, often in areas he would have least have expected. The vegetables reseed themselves and move around the orchard from year to year. Vegetables grown this way stronger and gradually revert to the form of their semi-wild ancestors.
I mentioned that Fukuoka's farm is a fine model of permaculture design. In Zone 1, nearest his family home in the village, he and his family maintain a vegetable garden in the traditional Japanese style. Kitchen scraps are dug into the rows, are crops rotated and chickens run freely. This garden is really an extension of the home living area.
Zone 2 is his grain fields. He grows a crop of rice and one of barley every year. Because he returns the straw to the fields and has the ground cover of white clover the soil actually improves each year. The natural balance of insects and a healthy soil keep insect and disease infestations to a minimum. Until Bill Mollison read The One-Straw Revolution he said he had no idea of how to include grain growing in his permaculture designs. All the agricultural models involved plowing the soil, a practice he does not agree with. Now he includes Fukuoka's no-tillage technique in his teaching.
Zone 3 is the orchard. The main tree crop is Mandarin oranges, but he also grows many other fruit trees, native shrubs and other native and ornamental trees. The upper story is tall trees, many of which fix nitrogen and so improve the soil deep down. The middle story is the citrus and other fruit trees. The ground is covered with a riotous mixture of weeds, vegetables, herbs and white clover. Chickens run freely. This multi-tiered orchard area came about through a natural evolution rather than conscious design. It still contains many of the basic permacultural design features. It has many different plant and species, maximizes surface area, contains solar sunlight "traps" and maintains a natural balance of insect populations.
Fukuoka invites visitors from Zone 4 anytime. Wild animals and birds come and go freely. The surrounding forest is the source of mushrooms, wild herbs and vegetables. It is also an inspiration. "To get an idea of the perfection and abundance of nature," Fukuoka says, "take a walk into the forest sometime. There, the animals, tall trees and shrubs are living together in harmony. All of this came about without benefit of human ingenuity or intervention."
What is remarkable is that Fukuoka's natural farming and permaculture should resemble each other so closely despite their nearly opposite approaches. Permaculture relies on the human intellect to devise a strategy to live abundantly and sustainably within nature. Fukuoka sees the human intellect as the culprit serving only to separate people from nature. The "one mountain top, many paths" adage seems to apply here.
Natural farming and permaculture share a profound debt to each other. The many examples of permaculture throughout the world show that a natural farming system is truly universal. It can be applied to arid climates as well as humid, temperate Japan. Also, the worldwide permaculture movement is an inspiration to Fukuoka. For many years he worked virtually alone in his work. For most of his life Japan was not receptive to his message. He had to self-publish his books because no publisher would take a chance on someone so far from the mainstream. When his experiments resulted in failure the other villagers would ridicule his work. In the mid-1980's he came to a Permaculture Convergence in Olympia, Washington and met Bill Mollison. There were nearly one thousand people there. He was overwhelmed and heartened by the number and sincerity of the like-thinking people he met. He thanked Mollison for "creating this network of bright, energetic people working to help save the planet." "Now," he said, "for the first time in my life I have hope for the future."
In turn, permaculture has adopted many things from Fukuoka. Besides the many agricultural techniques, such as continuous no-tillage grain growing and growing vegetables like wild plants, permaculture has also learned an important new approach for devising practical strategies. Most importantly, the philosophy of natural farming has given permaculture a truly spiritual basis lacking in its earlier teachings.
Fukuoka believes that natural farming proceeds from the spiritual health of the individual. He considers the healing of the land and the purification of the human spirit to be one process, and he proposes a way of life and a way of farming in which this process can take place. "Natural farming is not just for growing crops," he says, "it is for the cultivation and perfection of human beings."
To get some idea of the methods involved with "no dig" gardening I suggest viewing several short (under 10 minutes) videos by Emilia Hazelip (1938 - February 1, 2003) an organic Permaculture gardener born in Spain who began gardening seriously in the late '60s. She pioneered the concept of synergistic gardening and her farming methods were inspired by the work of Masanobu Fukuoka.
Fukuoka focused most of his attention on orchards and the rice/barley crop rotation whereas Emilia Hazelip focused on creating and maintaining market gardens of vegetables and herbs.
Emilia Hazelip introduced the concept of permaculture to France over a decade ago, drawing on many sources as she continued to develop gardens. The work of Permaculturist Marc Bonfils with self-fertile cereal production and the microbiological research of Alan Smith and Elaine Ingham are frequently mentioned.
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******************** There is a wealth of material on Fukuoka’s natural farming methods and Permaculture in other articles and videos accessible via these videos and articles and on youtube.
If you expect to be here after stasis I suggest you study these farming and gardening ideas and methods while we wait for stasis. They are “of God” and need to be widely understood if humanity is going to make a success of its intended transition to Light and Life.
Having regard to the shocking announcements that will occur before the magnetosphere collapses and the likely terrifying lead-up experiences before stasis I think it is desirable for as many people as possible to get a grip on how life will be after stasis and how it can be seen as a positive “Garden of Eden” experience, even in the early stages as we find our way towards a life of ease and abundance. In this regard ignorance is not bliss and it will be a definite advantage to know the food groeing direction that most sustainable communities will need to embrace in the early days after stasis.
Anyone able to see beyond the fear factors inherent in the lead-up to stasis will want to know how we are to cope thereafter. Clearly gardening and food growing will be a core activity for far more people after stasis than it is now. Understanding what will be involved and how it need not be the gross physical burden our current society has conditioned us to believe it is, will be a boon to those who bother to get across the issues now.
Those who hope to help people in shock (from revelations in the coming announcement) but who still seek to understand what stasis means should benefit from being able to explain that loss of oil and gas using vehicles and machinery will not mean that humanity will necessarily return to the full-time back breaking toil in the fields suffered by our ancestors and the slaves used to create wealth for the Illuminati of old. So be it.
(3)Those expecting tostay behind on Urantia after stasis will need a reasonable working knowledge of the general shape of well organised local communities in the oil scarce environment that will confront humanity when people "wake up". The article: "Agraria" - A Proposal for an Innovative Low-energy Use, Small, Sustainable Community" provides a possible infrastructural blue print for a eco-friendly, gardening based intentional community. This model says nothing specific about the internal social community structures required and assumes the community will be part of a larger socio-economic political structure but hey, those concerned with the mechanics of intentional community development can fill in the blanks.