Welcome to Season 3, episode 2, the second in our series on Wholefoods in the marketplace and our first for 2018. This week, co-host, writer, podcaster and organic farmer Jon Moore reads his article “In Defence of A Modern Yeomanry – Small mixed farms as the answer”. Before we get to the reading through, Jon was kind enough to answer a few questions on the subject.
Key moments and defining quotes have been included below.
Enjoy the show!
“It’s a self-sustaining system and it’s worked for a long time.”
“Famines have always been associated with political decisions.”
“The more smallholders there are putting carbon back into the soil, the less [climate] variation there will be.”
“[The organic smallholder farmer] becomes more of an observer than a doer.”
0.35: Introduction to Q & A between co-hosts Rich Bowden and Jon Moore.
0.58: The benefits of small area farms.
1.27: The origins of modern organic agriculture.
1.52: Discussion of the “Back to the Land” movement of the 60s and 70s.
2.30: “One Straw Revolution”Fukuoka
3.30: The “Do Nothing” approach to organic farming.
5.02: The benefits to the community of this method.
5.50: Famines and political systems.
6.08: Smallholders and climate.
6.43: Observing the land.
7.28: Reading of In Defence of a Modern Yeomanry: Small mixed Farms as the Answer by Jon Moore.
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