this is exactly what i am trying to build.
the connection between the market, the movement and
the consumer is an imperative to the success of
this is true of anything sustainable.
to my knowledge, the amalgamation of the biological,
economic, health, food and social sciences that is
agriculture/rural life, has not been properly mixed,
poured and allowed to set and cure; yet ...
certainly all the components/ingredients/inputs
necessary to do so are here; this list serve is a
perfect example of that. there is so much good and
positive energy, that people are so fired up and
passionate about making this change for our food
system and societies, the air is crackling with it.
it's like that nanosecond before a lightning strike
during a possum-pounding thunderstorm. the energy
expenditure is like the strike that lights the night
as if it were noon. it's exciting charged; it's hot.
i LOVE that.
it can be a precarious charge to make BIG and lasting
change, but we can make this happen and we can make it
forever as long as we keep the needs of the consumer
paramount. this will yield sustainability through
accountability and credibility.
from that will flow the healing energy we so
desperately need. we will have success and failure; we
can make mistakes and we may stumble. we will bend,
but we won't break. the wisdom compiled will
positively change the way we live our lives and how we
treat each other; we can select for, adapt to and
propagate the rest ...
i see a day when this system is so natural and
integrated that terms like "sustainable agriculture,"
will not be required.
isn't it sad/funny/human that we have gotten so far
away from these basic tenets that we have to
some may say: learn history, or repeat it. i think it
says more about the power and fragility of the human
condition and the continuity of change.
for whatever it's worth, john flaim
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