2018/9 crop updates
This is the place to post pictures or comments about what is happening on the farmed field now .
Wed 16 Oct 2019
I am really excited to be part of this experiment as one of the potential no-till organic food production systems based on in field diversity! It could all go wrong but I think there is some merit in this group trialing it! Plus we can still do intercrop and grazing experiments along the way within the field :)
Grahame Hunter started a proposal Wed 16 Oct 2019
We support John Cherry's proposal to move OurField onto a continuous cereal regime. Closed Sat 19 Oct 2019
The recent proposal was accepted by 100% of those voting.This has never happened in OurField before, so it is now a very bright green light for John Cherry to move to a no-till organic system, with a low fertility, low yield but continuous cereal experiment.
The idea is to move to a no-till organic system, with a low fertility, low yield but continuous cereal experiment. In the first year, John would plant mostly heritage wheat and some Rye in collaboration with John Letts who will assist with the marketing of the product.
A "No" vote indicates a desire to continue making decisions on crop and methods and marketing. A "Yes" vote partly removes that opportunity for involvement because method and crop are pre-determined, whilst giving members a participation in an experimental method of grain production which he believes has economic and environmental merit.
The time scale of the vote is very short because John wishes to acquire the grain and plan a drilling regime within days.
|Agree - 23|
|Abstain - 0|
|Disagree - 0|
|Block - 0|