A Special Day in the Classroom with Mr. Jeavons …

A lot was covered today including the standard 47 tangents that were as always weaved back in. As a result we covered many topics but the overall lecture topics were:

  1. Sustainability
  2. Principles of Watering
  3. Future Fertility

Also, in between stories of farming in Russia, Philippines, Iran, Eritrea, India and legends of Fukuoka and Chadwick, John dropped these gems (among others):

  • “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
  • “Old farmers don’t die, they just compost.”
  • “Whenever you find yourself thinking the reason is only one thing it’s usually 3-5 things. Try to think of the 3 things and just accept that you can’t think of the fourth.”
  • You can learn 90% of what you need to know with 10% of the effort. However, it takes 90% of the effort to get to the last 10%. Basically you just need to know 100%.
  • “We treat the earth as we treat ourselves.”




2 thoughts on “A Special Day in the Classroom with Mr. Jeavons …

  1. i love this post and i love that you’re having this experience. i can’t wait to sit down over some garlic scape/peanut pesto with you and extract 100% of this information from you 🙂 go john go!!

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