> The word "Farm" has as it's root <firme> which means a financial
> payment, contract, or rent for the use of land.
So what? What is wrong with earning your living from agriculture?
> Its meaning has nothing to do with healthy food, community, or
Markets have everything to do with food. Using money is just an
extension of barter. Producing food has no value without mechanisms to
get it to the people.
> By using the words "farmer" or "farming" we maintain and strengthen a
> relationship paradigm incompatible with optimal wellness.
Could you describe the "paradigm" you are talking about?
> Can we re-cultivate a respect and appreciation for natural resources
> with a stewardship rather than an ownership mentality, like many
> native cultures?
Stewardship versus ownership is a false dichotomy. From what I have
seen, stable land ownership is one of the keys to stewardship. We could
discuss many examples from Latin America and Europe of poor stewardship
arising from either feudalistic or communistic forms of collective land
ownership. I'm not sure what you are advocating here, a commons?
> It's all about balance and timing, and I believe NOW is a good time to
> rebalance our most basic cultural practices.
What do you consider those to be?
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