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The Land That Keeps Giving
« on: February 23, 2012, 12:50:33 PM »
Here is a New York Times article that should be of interest to visitors of this sub-forum:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/garden/living-off-the-land-in-maine-even-in-winter.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

Here's a snippet to whet your appetite:

"What we do here is the most subversive activity we could possibly engage in," Mr. Coleman said, pouring a little Chateau Cape Rosier Reserve 2009, the white wine made from the Swensen red grapes that climb a trellis outside the window. "We are feeding ourselves, number one."

He added: "Mother Nature is supplying my inputs like sunlight, compost, water for free, because I've taken the time to study how it works."

And that means he's not consuming, which is the American way.

"The people selling pesticides don't want to hear me saying you don't need pesticides," Mr. Coleman said. "No industry is interested in what we do, because there's nothing to sell."

Except the good life, which is what most people want.
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