Earth Sustaining Agriculture
Commercially Efficient Bioorganic Polyculture SYSTEMS
Sustainable Commercial Bioorganic Polyculture SYSTEMS is perhaps best understood as An eco-societal systemic approach to agriculture.
Qualified through technical ability, guidance, practical experience and adherence to sound ethics, this approach applied in most communities, environments and cultures at most times improves economic, ecological and societal circumstances.
ESS multi-disciplinary science application in beneficial design
Earth Sustaining Sciences multidisciplinary science application to agriculture (Commercial Bioorganic Polyculture Systems) allows for exponential progression which appropriately synthesises various disciplines to reach rapidly deliverable eco-societally sound solutions to both simple and complex situations. In this case, the multidisciplinary science application refers to the research and knowledge determined set of flexible activities that synergistically transform the commercial and natural environment for the societal serving production of animals and plants. The technically achieved solutions are simply applied utilising techniques comprising the continuation and enhancement of naturally occurring biological processes focusing upon minimum change for maximum benefit including research and development of:
- Production techniques, (land use, companion cropping, bioorganic fertigation),
- Improving productivity, quantity and quality with appropriate natural change,
- Minimising the effects of pests on crop, animal and natural systems cooperatively maximising health and vitality,
- Transformation of primary products value adding into single stage processes,
- Prevention and correction of adverse environmental effects (soil and water degradation management),
- excess water use, over fertilisation, waste management and energy consumption),
- Balanced theoretical/practical crop production and ecology modelling,
- Effective use of the various sciences relating to agricultural resources and the environment, i.e. soil science, agro-climatology, biology of crops and animals (crop science, animal science and their included sciences, ruminant nutrition, animal welfare), economics, rural sociology and agricultural engineering,
- Balance between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and interface enhancement upstream and downstream.
Preservation of natural systems, aquifer protection and surface water management delivering intergenerationally sustainable productivity.
- Land design that ensures the agricultural applications encourage natural habitat and land forms enhancing biodiversity.
- Water conscious functional design and application that ensures the effective management of natural resources and processes including the minimisation of groundwater use and the appropriate use and preservation of surface water.
- Communities preservation of existing ecosystems and societal and cultural viability.
- Enhancement of natural systems, aquifer protection and surface water management delivering intergenerationally sustainable productivity.
- Land development of applications that provide for the enhancing of biodiversity in both natural habitat and agricultural land forms.
- Water development of conscious functional design and application that ensures the effective management of natural resources and processes including the minimisation of groundwater use and the appropriate use and preservation of surface water.
- Communities development of existing ecosystems and societal and cultural viability.
Minimum Change for Maximum Benefit!
Simple Focus - Complex Achievement - Shared Success!
Earth Sustaining Sciences Commercial Bioorganic Polyculture Systems commenced as a business integration strategy and developed into programmes structured around minimum risk for maximum benefit solutions for land, water and agriculture assets management. The focus of the systems, aligned to the principles of Bill Mollison's multi-disciplinary science of Permaculture or Permanent Agriculture, as without some form of permanent agriculture there is a risk intergenerational society, is to advance efficient and effective eco-societal prosperity. The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group approach of tailored in-house solutions delivers cost effective, practical and intergenerationally sustainable agricultural and environmental rehabilitation solutions.
Sustainable inter-tidal Bioorganic Polyculture Systems from previously salt soaked intertidal lands at Tilligerry Research and Education Farm NSW.
Farmer turns unwanted land into site for education
By Donna Page Newcastle Herald Jan. 22, 2015
It's the total opposite of your traditional mega-scale, mostly single-crop, pest-prone and chemical-dependent agriculture business.
For the past 30 years, Rick Barker has been creating a one-man, high value-added, intensive 9.5-hectare Permaculture farm on his Marsh Road property at Bob's Farm. His dream, which started with buying flood-prone land that "no one else wanted" for $15,000 in 1985, has resulted in the Tilligerry Permaculture Research and Education Farm. Permaculture uses techniques to harness ancient farming principles and embraces an ethic of healing the land's wounds and sharing its abundance. It's a message Mr Barker is now enthusiastically sharing with hundreds of school children, university students and international visitors. "What we have is an example of another way of doing things, based on natural science," he said. "This place is on the pulse of Mother Nature. The needs of the system are provided by the system and it does not waste or pollute." The chicken shelter helps control certain insects on the farm and there is no town water or sewerage. Mr Barker's last electricity bill was $2.91. The farm has a wind generator, or turbine, that provides 12-volt electricity to run lighting. The farm grows its own soil and its own fertiliser and uses its own water. There are two main buildings on the property that were built with mainly re-used materials. One is used as a residence and the other to hold workshops teaching about companion planting, food forests, seed saving, aquaculture, bush tucker, water patterns and medicinal and culinary herbs. "Twenty years ago, people wanted to whack you with a stick for being different. Now people's consciousness has changed and there has been a move towards better questions and people embracing a different way of doing things," Mr Barker said.
The Earth Sustaining Sciences Bioorganic Polyculture BioGrow fertigation model is a proven solution for stable crop advancement in both small and broad acre agriculture. As we head into a future of growing environmental risk, the question of food will become one of the most important questions of our times, along with the question of water and other basic resources.
In order to create sustainable commercial agriculture for the future we must transition to a more ecologically appropriate model that takes a holistic outlook to food production and energy accounting.
The ideal outcome is that the needs of the system are provided by the system, which does not waste or pollute.