The Philosophy of Farming and Our Intimate Relationships with the Land and Biota.
Can one man make a difference? Is it possible that one persons knowledge and enthusiasm can produce a counter tipping point to farming and land management
into a new upcycle, where in a few short years, soil across our whole country can be revitalized, rivers, lakes and aquifers cleaned up, less live
stock, (cows) needed but enabling far higher productivity? More Co2 from the atmosphere being sequested by the microflora, the mega trillions of bacteria
and fungi that live and comprise the soil? Resulting in more sustainability across the ecosphere?
Why? Because science is belatedly realising that the answer is found in the soil - healthy soil.
Correlate this with the gut flora that we have in our colon and intestines, where 100,000,000,000,000 (100 trillion) microorganisms breakdown the food
We’ve only recently begun to understand the extent of the gut flora’s role in human health and disease. Among other things, the gut flora promotes
normal gastrointestinal function, provides protection from infection, regulates metabolism and comprises more than 75% of our immune system.
Dysregulated gut flora has been linked to diseases ranging from autism and depression to autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s, inflammatory bowel disease
and type 1 diabetes.
When we tie these two relationships of the microorganisms of the soil of our planet and the our gut microflora in our intestines, we note that both
are becoming more acidic as a result of the 'input's we use. We are using too many chemicals and other ingredients, thus both are becoming infected
with declining health.
When we treat the land and our body temple with the respect and reverence they are due, gigantic changes can happen that benefits the whole, and that
change can happen fast!
Yes, there is another game changer coming through, at a grass root level and its called biological farming, which is bringing a holistic perspective
of balance, to how we relate to all aspects of bringing forth the earths bounty. Resulting in healthier more vibrant pastures, vegetables and fruit,
which in turn when eaten as food, a far more healthier body, be it an animal or human - results.
This is based on recognizing all the biota above and below the soil and its dynamic balance and how all the many cycles of nature interrelate. That
being a holistic perspective of the web of life.
Listen to a revolutionary land management system that is being taken seriously by thousands of South African farmers, Woolworths throughout South Africa
and Dole Corporation in the USA. With the uptake of millions of acres in Australia and now more NZ farmers awakening to its profitability and potential
in this country, this method opens the door to a more organic world view.
Including new ways for humans to eat and drink locally grown sustenance that can help us lose weight, become more vital, add years to our life and
grow young again.
Graeme Sait ex New Zealander, Australia's Key Note Speaker on Holistic Health, soil, animal and human nutrition.