Agriculture is not natural to start with. We need it, our communities need it, and our world needs it. There are many different ways to do it. Different forms of agriculture include monoculture, polyculture and permaculture. Farming practices include conventional, organic and Biodynamic®.
Industrial and large-scale agriculture most often show up as monoculture (one crop fills all the cleared land). Can that kind of cutting away, and putting in a monoculture, be a good thing? Does the story start to change when some biodiversity is part of, or is added to a one-crop farm? What about when there’s a monoculture next to monoculture, and so on? Who and what exactly are supported by that set of dominos? Continue reading “An Agricultural Perspective” »