Integrated Agro-ecological Systems Land Use vs the ‘dis-integrated’ industrial machine

There is a difference in kind between complex, integrated, low input, free range systems of land, soil, organic matter, fungi & macroinvertebrates, plants & animals, and ….

….. industrial high energy input feedlot systems which abuse each of those – well, and people, community & local economy as well. (And it’s destroys many functions and replaces them with yet more techno- and energy-inputs.)

Each provides functions to the other in an Agroecological system. This is one of the best pictures I’ve seen to capture that integrated whole.

The functions & flows that connect and build & restore & create something new.

Pinched graphic from Sara Keough 😊

Chris Perley


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