The “mini-agricultural” movements that are popping up in this country interest me. Whether it’s the Back to Eden gardening method, hobby farms, sustainable landscaping, or just nerds like me with a big container garden (60+ self-watering containers, plus a handful of traditional containers), it’s edifying to see people get their hands back into the soil, living manually a bit like monks, even if we don’t live like them in other areas of our lives (last Friday, I spent four hours in the garden while listening to a former atheist describe his conversion to Catholicism (The Journey Home) and BBC podcasts about the revolutions of 1848 and Neoplatonism . . . that’s good multi-tasking, but it’s not exactly monastic).
The latest mini-ag movement I’ve read about?
It’s pretty much exactly what you’d think: Grow stuff in the forest instead of the open fields. Of course, most fruits and vegetables need a lot of sun, so you’ll have to grow different foodstuffs (for a list, go here), but after you get past that inconvenience, it’s supposedly pretty easy.
I doubt I’ll pursue it, but if it’s something you’re interested in, you may want to check out this site.Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList