Re: Permaculture market garden

At 10:11 AM 1/26/97 -0500, Elfpermacl@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 1/25/97 11:49:26 PM, rhys@macquarie.matra.com.au (Rhys
>Howitt) wrote:
>>Dan, thanks for the many interesting ideas.
>>Actually, I was talking to a biodynamic market gardener yesterday.  He said
>>that the ckickens are great to fertilise the soil, but do massive damage to
>>the soil structure.  They tend to compact the soil, they dig up the roots,
>I am not an idiot.  Obiously if I say it works I've got the experience to
>back it up.  

Um...Dan...I didn't see any implied insult in what Rhys wrote.  He was
merely quoting another "expert source" with findings different from yours,
and expressing confusion...which under the circumstances sounds perfectly

You have demonstrated a truly encyclopedic knowledge on this list, which I
think is wonderful and helpful.  However, and especially at times like this,
you also demonstrate what some could easily perceive as an arrogant, "I'm
always right and this is the ONE way to do Permaculture" attitude that has
made it difficult for several people on this list to benefit from the
knowledge that I know you have.

Please consider not only what you say, but how.

Loren Davidson      
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"Songs of love and songs of death, and songs to set men free"
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