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Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture - Offering abundant, highest-quality crops and unlimited soil fertility: Highlights of lessons 4-8
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17 March 2010
A recent course in Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture and Gardening, held in Skelmersdale, England, covered such topics as unlimited soil fertility, culturing the nutrient value of the plant, and principles of Vedic Agriculture such as abundance and highest quality.
Dr Peter Swan, Minister of Communication of the Global Country of World Peace and Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture expert, conducted the 16-lesson course and presented an overview of each lesson.*
Please see Part I of this article to read about lessons 1-3.
'The fourth lesson' Dr Swan said, 'is titled The transformation of soil fertility from limited to unlimited.'
For the past 70 years or so it was thought that soil fertility was produced from outside, that it was dependent on chemicals, and that because plants use up the fertility of the soil, it is therefore limited, Dr Swan said.
The new understanding that the fertility of the soil is dependent on the biology of the soil—bacteria, fungi, earthworms, etc.—reveals the reality that soil fertility is unlimited as long as soil biology is available, he explained.
The fifth lesson, Dr Swan continued, covers the transformation of gardening techniques—from culturing outer appearance to culturing inner nutrient value.
The sixth lesson goes deeply into many systems of organic agriculture, which have successfully been able not only to suspend the use of chemicals, but also to increase the fertility in the soil year by year with each new crop.
'This was interesting to the farmers in the group,' Dr Swan said.
The seventh lesson discussed the modern scientific understanding of compost—the aerobic breakdown of organic matter. The lesson details how to create and use compost successfully.
Lesson eight covers principles of organic agriculture and Vedic Organic Agriculture, Dr Swan said—including cultivating not only abundant crops, but an abundance of highest-quality crops.
In the coming days Global Good News will continue to feature highlights of the Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture course, including many beautiful principles of Vedic Agriculture covered in greater depth.
* Dr Swan's report was featured on the 11 March 2010 Maharishi Global Family Chat, broadcast daily via Internet webcast on the Maharishi Channel, Channel 3. Podcasts of the daily Global Family Chat (audio track) are also now available for automatic download, via an RSS feed.
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