|From left to right: Barb, Nirmal, Kiran, Jeremy, Sheila, Paige (Roxie on shoulders, Julia in carrier), Uncle, Chris, Kate, Sean, Clara and Tricia.|
Each year we produce a postcard to give out at our Thanksgiving farmers markets and in our final CSA boxes of the season. The photo, above, is on the front and an agriculture-related quote is on the reverse. This year's quote is taken from a speech by Lady Eden Balfour in 1977 to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.
The quote is: "The techniques of organic farming cannot be imprisoned in a rigid set of rules. They depend essentially on the outlook of the farmer. Without a positive and ecological approach it is not possible to farm organically. [...]
The attitude of the organic farmer, who has trained himself to think ecologically, is different. He tries to see the living world as a whole. [...] Throughout his operations he endeavours to achieve his objective by cooperating with natural agencies in place of relying on man-made substitutes."
You can read the entire speech at http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/balfour_sustag.html