Feed the World with small scale farming: Cultivando Biodiversidad: Red Andaluza de Semillas: Seed biodiversity .

We spent some interesting hours at this Seed Network Fair in one of the nearby towns in the Sierra Aracena. There was an exchange of seeds by various people or collectives that are trying to cultivate organically or here in Spain ‘ ecologica’ or ‘ bio’. We were able to visit  a plot of land that had been an abandoned ‘huerta’ outside the smaller village of Las Chinas. The aim of this collective was to cultivate organically and to be able to use abandoned land. The collective was called ‘sin tierra’ without land. It was great to see the young people involved in horticulture and we saw the most amazing sized tomato too! We have now bought some very tasty veg from them. Am not sure how my own attempt at self sufficiency will go and maybe it is better to support other projects and help people make a living out of growing on a small scale.

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The seed exchange stall at the Andalucia seed network Fair
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The stall of the collective Sin Tierra

There was also a stall about permaculture in the Sierra Aracena and some very tasty apple juice was being shared from a wooden press.  image I struggled with my Spanish but attended some talks on how to conserve seeds and preservation of fruit and vegetable. Speaking to Trini who was giving some of these talks and who runs a very successful Eco Finca it was clear she also meant the biodiversity of flowers and all kinds of cultivating. She felt that monoculture can damage the environment. Is there hope for more small scale farming and the ability to support the natural world along with feeding the billions of human mouths. One of the food myths on the BBC web site from the UN was that large agribusiness was the way forward for the future. The suggestion was that small scale farmers are major producers of food to feed the world already and that biodiversity of the natural world can be supported by this type of farming.

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4 thoughts on “Feed the World with small scale farming: Cultivando Biodiversidad: Red Andaluza de Semillas: Seed biodiversity .”

  1. Yes, small scale farming can be successful, gratifying and provide delicious food. We have many small farmer’s markets and roadside vegetable stands here in New Hampshire and more are popping up every year.

    Thank you for “liking” the recent entry, On Not Burning Wood, on my essay blog at Cereflections. I am hoping to build the readership so please pass the word to people who you think might enjoy the writing – much of which is related to the environment and sustainability.

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  2. Thank you so much for passing by at buddhameditation.wordpress, you were one of the first persons to give me some like. I have been so much busy writing recently that I did not have time to really go on the other sites, read and comment. I am a little bit more free now, so I read a little bit some of your posts. Your blog has really many good photos about all these little plants and animals that are so much important for an healthy ecosystem. I think that globally we just begin to understand this and we really have to protect all this things that we don’t fully understand.

    Your blog reminds me of some persons that I met when I was working in organic farms in France, very good. I don’t know if you read the post on buddhameditation.wordpress about isotherapy, it is not a very well-known technique, close to homeopathy, and that can also be applied or tried in problems with plants’ diseases. It has been applied in bio-dynamic farming.

    I will try to come back and read more later.

    Best wishes

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    1. Thank you so much for replying. It is good to connect with like minded people. I also struggle to read and write posts as don’t live with constant internet connection. Many blogs are enjoyable to read and informative. Will check yours again soon too.

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