VA: Hello Didier, we will continue our little work of explanation.
DI: Hello Vanessa. What do you want us to talk about?
VA: Last time we planned to talk about farms. I hope it will be more joyful than describing our future.
DI: yes, life to build a farm is very pleasant, and living with a farm will give you a lot of joy, in any case, much more than ordinary mortals know today.
This will give absolutely essential things that most of us have forgotten: friendship, tenderness, altruism, caring for others, respect, healthy food, health and many more. things.
VA: Just tell me, because all that does not depend on you, but on the farm.
DI: you're partly right, but only partly. Today, it is society that builds us, even in our most intimate behaviors. If society changes, do not you think people will change?
VA: Before society changes, there will be water under the bridges.
DI: maybe you're right, I'm not so sure, and I'm not going to talk to you about the future of our civilization again, but the events we're going through now make me afraid this bloody collapse we fall on it when we are not ready.
Just a remark, to talk about joy, pleasure, tenderness, attention, etc. Have you spoken with yellow vests? Do it, and you will see that for many, they found a kind of paradise on the roundabouts.
VA: Okay, let's go back to the farms. So how are these farms made?
DI: Basically, we need to bring together a small group of people who want to do something serious for their children and grandchildren. I guess it's a bit like the yellow jackets, at the beginning, there is one, well alone, and then he finds a second just as alone, and then soon they are ten and there he begins to feel this good -being overwhelmed when you're in the middle of a group of friends. And our civilization does the rest.
VA: I do not understand what civilization does but good, and shut up?
DI: If you're not happy there, then you'll try to go where you're happier, right? The current civilization is a witch who is gently torturing you but is torturing you all the time.
For farms, we have taken a big step: we have the beginning of a community.
The people in this community are all different, there are some in the group because they find friendship there, and others who want to understand why they are there, and why we have to do all this.
So we will try to explain as best as we can all that surrounds the realization of farms, why we must do them, the strength that it will give us on our destiny and, fear be the destiny of humanity .
VA: Wow, as you go, the fate of humanity, not kidding.
DI: You know, a little spark is able to destroy a huge forest. I am right ?
VA: Yes, it is easier to destroy than to build. But the farms?
DI: I think I hear Dominique. We come here.
There, the group will begin its most difficult period. We will have to find a piece of land.
What disappointed hopes, short-lived joys. This is where the group of strong, stable people, deeply involved humanly. They exist necessarily but often they do not know it. It's up to the group to reveal them. For me are the lords of tomorrow. Those who help, who support, who push, who hold, who do not slave you, who make you exist as a happy and upright human.
It will be a difficult time because all those who are not with you are against you. All the little decision makers who have grappled with great difficulty a small piece of power will make you feel by their actions, by their disdain, by their arrogance. Hold on. There is only one solution.
It's all about the kindergarten kids I see walking around, hand in hand, in the park, accompanied by their mistress and so much kindness and love.
Because yes, we can, if enough of us, change their destiny without waiting for a very hypothetical decision of our leaders of strings, or the coming of a world dictator.
VA: Well, I did not understand everything, but I'll get back to it. Now we stay on the farms, otherwise I call Dominique.
DI: Well then we have land. It is a precarious contract over five years. But we will still go because in five years, so much can change, and in our direction.
So, on the ground, you have to start thinking. And to love. So the first job is to organize a Spanish inn, like the yellow vests on their roundabouts.
It is true, we will not think too much during this meal, but if he is happy, we really won.
It will still be necessary to work on the work program. Not to mention the festivities.
The field is a field completely rotten by intensive agriculture, plowed for centuries, completely drugged by fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and other things in ide. It's funny, I wonder if there is a human being who is subjected to the same thing as the earth. It must not be beautiful to see.
VA: But there is at least one well.
DI: Why do you think it would be nice if there was a well? So when you have ideas like that, you have to put them in your pocket with your handkerchief over and forget them.
If there was a well, the water would be completely polluted. And no, there is no water available.
There is no toilet either. So, we'll kill two birds with one stone. We will build two dry toilets with tubs and we will take advantage of the roof to recover the water. And I'm not talking about legislation that prohibits you from building ....
VA: But why do you want buckets and not directly in the ground. It's simpler and it's ecological.
DI: simpler surely, ecological, I'm not sure. You eat, so you take the food in a field. At least a part. How do you make it to the ground? In the hole you dug.
No, because your food does not come from a hole. And that may be the first thing to understand about permaculture. If you do not return to the earth what comes from what you took, then the cycle is interrupted. And to be able to eat, you will have to replace your excrement by fertilizers which you will buy at a great time and that generate a great pollution.
VA: thin, all of a sudden, I have less desire to go to the farm. I'm joking.
DI: yes, I know, people love chemicals. It's so much cleaner. But also so much more deadly for humans. So you have to choose. They love their white toilet with cataracts of water that chase away everything they do not want to see. The problem is that it takes a lot of energy to clean it up. It also takes a lot of water. And water is scarce.
But you'll see that in a few days you will not even think about it anymore.
So we have toilets and water, if it's raining, of course. Now, you have to think about the site plan on the farm. The association will help you, but it takes a little thought and pragmatism. A few days of discussions in perspective,
In fact, we are in the period where we have to organize.
People in the group who are still working in today's civilization will be able to be there only on Saturdays and still not always.
Retirees who can work every day of the week, in principle, will have the impression to do all the work alone and it is not absolutely false.
Organization is a difficult thing but absolutely essential. The association will give you a decision tree that will allow you to position each "farmer" where he will have fun.
Because it's not just field work. There is also a lot of work in front of a computer or a phone. For example, you will have to find seeds for your future planting. Not seeds from the merchant. Seeds that have not undergone genetic transformations forbidding them to reproduce. And it takes a lot, seeds. All grandfathers will have to be solicited. And then it will be necessary to preserve them, in order and under strict conditions.
It will also be necessary to find a nurse, a dentist, a teacher, how to replace toilet paper, how to make toilet products that do not pollute the water and tens of thousands of other things.
VA: So I'm a farmer! This is funny. There, we begin to get to the heart of the subject.
DI: So we will continue. We must take care of the fence of the ground. We will not use wire. It rust and it is very expensive. We will do this with plants. This is the beginning of the food that is coming.
So, outside the field, we will plant brambles. If possible choose branches that come from brambles that give blackberries. To find branches, it is relatively easy and we ripped entire forests on our first field.
They are planted very tight, staggered, over a width of 50 cm. Then inside you can plant fig trees. Again, take cuttings that give fruits in abundance.
These are plants that take all alone. And fig trees give a nice and plentiful food from July to November.
Then we'll go to buttes lasagna, but it's a big subject that I prefer to refer to the next episode.
GO OK for today I think we'll stop there. But I have a question: how does the money for the farm work because we have already bought planks for toilets, screws, wheels because we need buckets, the roof, a water supply and pipes.
DI: The association works with contributions. Each member pays an annual fee of 50 € for a family (tax home) or 30 € for a single person. The farm keeps 48 € or 28 € on the contributions received. Why this decrease? Because a Euro is kept by the association to manage all the administrative, legal, insurance and many other things. Another Euro is reserved for facilitators. Facilitators are people who have skills and give advice, methods, techniques to farms. For example, it can be a dowser to find water, a person who is familiar with the natural treatment of water, a person who knows the realization of a very high efficiency stove, and thousands of other things . All these people normally work voluntarily. Except that it is not always possible.
The membership fee is certainly bearable for many people. Those who really have financial worries can talk to a member of the association's office. It should also be noted that each member will be able to draw some of their food from the farm and that represents from the second year roughly the amount of the contribution almost every month. And here it is food of choice. I hope that glyphosate deficiency and other crap will not cause you too much trouble.
When I say that there is only happiness to be in this association!
VA: All right, so we'll continue to the next episode. But the farmer that I am continues to think that you have copied well on yellow vests.
And to register, go to the site "www.lesfermesdelavie.fr" heading: Registration.
Because the boss said, you have to move your buttocks.