I make this request on behalf of the Cook Organic Garden Club at Rutgers
University in NJ, USA
We are seeking recommendations for videos to show at a garden club
meeting or gathering. Cover cropping and rotation, soil building,
structure of soils, seed-saving arts, garden plant reproduction, all
about compost, how to close material cycles, life in the soil, companion
planting to hide tasty crops from predators or planting to provide
habitat for beneficial organisms; all would be appropriate topics.
Other ideas? Should be relevant to organic gardening or small scale
farming. "Sustainable" topics would be of great interest if that refers
to materials and energy cycles but NOT if it is construed to refer to
economics or policy. Need not be explicitly organic but ought not
suggest that only through the largesse of the petro-companies can
produce happen either. We are not big fans of glyphosate.
Our membership may not be typical of garden clubs. About 80% are from
the Ag. school and many are faculty, post-docs, or graduate students in
Plant Sci., Environmental Sci., Bioresource Engineering, Toxicology,
Entomology, Nutrition, etc. The general level of knowledge is pretty
high, so the members are rather critical consumers of information and do
not need or wish to be "informed" of simple stuff well known to anyone
with a college level basic sciences background.
That said, we are also not dry or dull people, and we are not looking
for something with all the vitality of a lecture on chemical kinetics.
We hope for something enjoyable and entertaining, just not so simplistic
that it reminds us of elementary school propaganda coloring books.
Any ideas? Can we rent, buy or borrow? I appreicate any and all
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