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A chemical concoction prepared for feeding plants in hydroponics on the right compared to healthy soil on the left

It's a proven truth that chemical fertilizers are no-good for plants and soil. Now if you did not learn from the history of land abuse with chemical fertilizers for the last 60 years, the truth will repeat again and lessons will be taught again and again till we clearly understand the truth.

Now this time the new term for the abuse in the name of “better methods” is called hydroponics. We have destroyed all the agricultural soils and the forests. This destruction led to the loss of groundwater retention abilities and now we can say that it's easy to grow with less water through hydroponics. …


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Farm Fresh radish harvested at mapletree farm in July 2020

There is always some curiosity generated when someone knows something more. Like a gift or a talent. When you know something and people seek it, there is danger. This talent needs to be put away from getting into our heads because of its danger. “I am important, I have this talent” is really the nemesis of our humility.

In this blog, I wanted to continue on the topic of “rules of farming”. The most important rules of farming are humility, patience, and the destruction of greed.

Nothing demonstrates the Dunning-Kruger Effect better than farming. Farmers who farmed for many decades know that the more you know the less confident you are. The less you know, the more overconfident you are. When working with nature, we are taught the power of nature in painful ways by the weather and insects and diseases that can afflict the crops we grow. …


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Depiction of farmer suffering from corporate incentive schemes

Dear Customer:

I have been doing organic farming for 13 years now. In 2005, I realized that my own family is in danger because I did not have much time to think much about how our food is grown and how it is processed before it reaches our plate. I had my wake up call when my daughter started to suffer from food allergies.

I am sure you came across Mapletree farm because you were concerned about your health and the health of your family. It seems like we have heard nothing but bad news about the safety of food.

There is plenty of safe, delicious food to eat. …