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Re: request for information/assistance

Hi, Clarence

I, too, share your interest in bio-intensive farming, sustainable ag.

I'm in process of purchasing a farm near Greenwood, SC and hope to implement
many of the ideas and practices I have read about for so many, many years.

Now I want to incorporate them into an holistic plan that includes livestock.

Problem is I have not had thje extensive experience growing         various
plants because prior to this time I have not had the time/land etc and I was
too busy in my career.

I'm looking for practical, commercial scale tips and advice. I prefer to go
for organic certification, but I don't know if it's possible/realistic on a
commercial scale in my area.

Most extension folk are quite negative, full of omenous  warnings, and
recommend all sorts of pesticides that scare the hell out of me!

I'd like to direct market my produce to my customers via a local CSA, or
buying club.

I'm originally from NY, and am attempting to gather as much info on southern
markets; preferred vegetable varieties, local preferences as possible.

Any help, advice , comments you or others on the list can give me would be
most appreciated.

Please post responses you reveive to the list or to me by E-Mail if
appropriate.  Thanks to all.  frank