A healthy, balanced oasis in the midst of agribiz?
As most of you know, I'm surrounded in this new place by fields and fields of corn & soybeans, all farmed in the normal agribiz way. Most of you also know that I garden in the most natural (read: LAZY) way possible. I know it takes time/work to get a new place up & running, to get it balanced with all of the things needed to be its own little ecosystem with checks & balances needed to keep things going smoothly. But I'm wondering if such a balanced, healthy little ecosystem is even possible here, surrounded by regular spraying of whatever-cides, large-scale.
I assume that there will always be problems keeping a balance but I'm hopeful I can achieve something here. I loved that, in the old place, we were surrounded by wilderness and that healthy ecosystem was pretty much a given. Here, as I learn about the new battles I'll have, I begin to wonder if I'll have to give up certain crops or just admit defeat & the necessity of spraying things I don't want to. I know that even minimal spraying can upset the balance and make for more work in the long run but if I can never achieve that balance fully anyway...
Gah. Does anyone know what I'm saying? I can't seem to form a clear thought today, let along a coherent paragraph. LOL