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Ferdzy

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"Chaos" farming during the pandemic
« on: 2020-05-13, 07:17:33 AM »
Excellent article here on some things that some American prairie farmers are doing at the moment:

https://civileats.com/2020/05/12/most-farmers-in-the-great-plains-dont-grow-fruits-and-vegetables-the-pandemic-is-changing-that/

Very interesting approach for combining a certain efficiency of scale with wide variety of resulting vegetables.


Diane Whitehead

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Re: "Chaos" farming during the pandemic
« Reply #1 on: 2020-05-13, 08:31:09 AM »
Yes, very interesting. 

Carol Deppe wrote about combining vegetables in The Tao of Vegetable Gardening, and I plan to try some of her ideas on my half acre.  However, a 10,000 acre farm is completely beyond my imagination.

Gathering a mix of vegetables as you navigate a corn maze sounds like fun.
« Last Edit: 2020-05-13, 08:32:57 AM by Diane Whitehead »
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William S.

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Re: "Chaos" farming during the pandemic
« Reply #2 on: 2020-05-13, 12:29:25 PM »
Would be cool to try this with grex seed. I have an unused acre but it's in tough grass.
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Re: "Chaos" farming during the pandemic
« Reply #3 on: 2020-05-14, 12:07:50 AM »
So much potential to landrace this :)