Sensei challenges us all to pick up the one straw and make that first move towards a saner, safer, more sustainable agriculture. I know many of you, like myself, have made that first step, and another, and another.
Still, this country and most others continue to feed themselves on poor food substitutes grown in non-sustainable fashion, rather than natural food raised on natural farms. I too feel Sensei's anger looking at fields being badly managed to the detriment of neighbors both human and otherwise, yet the law of the land not only allows but supports this assault on nature. Indeed the corporate powers hold more sway in our government than any voice truly of the people.
So this revolution must be handed from person to person rather than promulgated by any outside agency. It must be planted and tended, watered with fellow enthusiasm and weeded of negative thinking. Those who would tell us that you cannot raise food any other way than chemicals and tilling will not be swayed by our words, but only by our gardens. To teach natural farming, it is necessary only to become a natural farmer. In fact there is no other way to do it.
So pick up that first straw and join the rest. Together we can begin to fix our gardens, then our farms, and our villages, towns and countries. And someday perhaps, we will have no need of any of it other than the farms...
[quote]Ã¢â‚¬Å“Every generation needs a new revolution.Ã¢â‚¬