Farms of life

 

For you, our life rafts
You people who are reading this for the first time, you really have to listen, otherwise you too will fall into the hole.
We are hiring
We are recruiting activators. These are the people, women or men, who take charge of the creation of the community and the farm. {Youtube}
L'autonomie
L'autonomie pour la future civilisation consiste en deux choses : Se passer de tout ce que la civilisation actuelle produit Produire ce dont les
L'autonomie
L'autonomie pour la future civilisation consiste en deux choses : Se passer de tout ce que la civilisation actuelle produit Produire ce dont les
Resilience
Resilience is the quality that defines the ability of a system to withstand attacks. For the farms of life, resilience will have to face the
Politics
Our relationship with the present civilization. The organization of the firm after collapse
The community
Build a community in a new civilization ... Abandoned everything that rotted our lives, but also produce everything that is essential to the
The fields
The search for land is an action that requires a united and voluntary community. This is the first major difficulty that must be overcome.

"The right road is not always the busiest"

The most common, obvious and popular ideas are not necessarily the most relevant or the most influential.

The image associated with this principle is a sun rising on the horizon with a river in the foreground. It shows us a world of interfaces and borders.

Estuaries are a complex interface between the mainland and the sea that can be considered as a huge ecological market between the two great environments. Shallow water lets the sun pass for the growth of plants and algae, and is the biotope where waders and other birds come to feed. Freshwater streams stretch over the denser saline waters that rise and fall depending on the tides, redistributing the nutrients in this teeming environment.

In each terrestrial ecosystem, the living part of the soil, sometimes only a few centimeters deep, constitutes both a border and an interface between the inert mineral layers and the atmosphere. For all earthly life, humanity included, it is the most important of all interfaces. Only a few hardy species manage to grow in shallow, compacted and poorly drained soils, where the interface is insufficient. A deep, well-drained and aerated soil is like a sponge, a formidable interface that fuels a vigorous and vigorous plant life.

Oriental wisdom and martial arts consider peripheral vision as an essential sense that connects us to the world in a different way than focused vision. Whatever the object of our attention, we must remember that it is at the edge of everything - system or environment - that the most interesting events take place; a design that considers the border as a chance rather than a problem will have

more chance to succeed and adapt. In doing so, we abandon the negative connotations associated with the word "marginal" to capture the value of the elements that contribute to a function or system only peripherally.

In the area of ​​rural development, the focus on food crops, arable farmland, and clearly stated goals and values ​​within communities often leads to under-valuation, ignorance and destruction of wildlife and wildlife. marginal spaces, as well as less visible needs of women, disadvantaged people and landless peasants. Similarly, in the economy, large corporations and booming cities ignore the fact that these systems are the fruits of past innovations and that small businesses as well as smaller or less wealthy territories or systems are the source of future innovations. .

This principle is based on the fact that the value and contribution of the interfaces, as well as the edge, marginal and invisible aspects of any system must not only be recognized and preserved, but that the extension of the interfaces can increase productivity and productivity. the stability of the system. For example, expanding the interface area between a field and a pond can increase the productivity of both. Lane crops and windbreaks can be considered as systems in which widening of the edge between the field and the forest has contributed to increased productivity.