By Elizabeth Henderson
One of the first books I read after making the decision to move to a farm in Gill, MA was Farmers of Forty Centuries by F.H. King, a US agronomist who toured farms in China, Korea and Japan in 1909. I was impressed and inspired by King’s descriptions of the intensive, highly integrated farms where every scrap of nutrient, including humanure, was carefully recycled, and hoped one day to see for myself. The Urgenci International CSA Conference in Beijing, Nov. 18 – 22, 2015, was my big chance.
One of my secrets is that I am the “honorary president” of Urgenci. This way I evade regular board responsibilities and get to do only the jobs I like best Continue reading “Rural Regeneration: The Urgenci International CSA Conference in China”