Learning from the Community of the Land By Shepherd Bliss

Growing Red Raspberries

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By Shepherd Bliss
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://www.vowvop.org
June 18, 2011

While recently shoveling aged horse manure around berry vines on my small organic farm to fertilize them, which gives me great pleasure, I thought about what I have learned about the community of the land by farming over the last two decades. I noticed how spreading brown gold–to which I add the green manure of decaying plants–utilizes waste to transform plants and help them grow. The animal-plant connection is essential to life.

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