Back In The Day…

While at the Quivira I met some very interesting people from various states started at California all the way to France! I learned a lot and even even widened my thoughts about Argo Ecology, the speaker that caught my attention the most was a guy by the name of Fred Kirschenmann. His presentation was titled “Old Practices Made New Again: How to Design a Resilient Agriculture for the 21st Century”, when he first came to the stand I didn’t think I was going to be that interested in what he had to say, because I have never been a History Fanatic.

His presentation was not the most convincing but it was the most intriguing. Especially when he said this one sentence it struck me like a bullet, “The hunter gatherer stage was the smartest one yet.” A Hunter Gatherer is a technique of going out and hunting your own food, I don’t really see how this was productive. He also brought up a book named “The race for what is left”, which is about, you guessed it, water! He said that the human race only has 20 more years of clean water for us to drink. I found this very hard to believe, but he then followed up that statement by saying that that is only true if we keep using the water like we are using it now.

Unknown-2

Frederick L. Kirschenmann has been a longtime leader for the Leopold center, and the President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. He also have landof 3,500 acres in North Dakota, that of which he made his own organic farm out of. He is also an author of the book “Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher.”  Which talks about how to sustain an organic farm such as the one that he owns, and how to overall be an organic farmer. He is dedicated to what he does and added a lot to the Quivira Conference.Unknown-3

http://www.ioia.net/FredKBio.html

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/nd-timeline.html

http://www.icecreamnation.org/2012/05/chocolate-hazelnut-ice-cream/hunter-gatherer-cartoon-by-bizarro/

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Back In The Day…

  1. Carly – this is much better – I like the inclusion of the books that Fred wrote so that I can go and look them up. Still need to support your contention that you think the hunter-gatherer lifestyle was not very productive. Perhaps you need to investigate what Fred means by “productive”.

  2. Carly – See above and also here are some additional thoughts on how to really improve your blog: Let your reader know what you are talking about “saying that that is only true if we keep using the water like we are using it now.” HOw are we using water such that it will run out in 20 years? What is “Leopold center, and the President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.”? Very general statement “He is dedicated to what he does and added a lot to the Quivira Conference.” What did he add? See my comments in canvas too. See Elisabeth’s blog to see what I am looking for in terms of depth of information.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s