To take another step back, permaculture asks, “why isn’t the system doing all this micromanaging on its own?!” And it should be and could be. Personally, I appreciate this understanding of Reams and Albrecht because I am not a purist. If I am in a jam with my permaculture farm, say my crops are getting wiped out and I can’t sell the bugs that are doing the wiping out, then I might rely on a little Reams and Albrecht until I get more regenerative momentum into the system.
Before I get too off track I had a second point I wanted to cover: two, raw is better. In soil and in us raw is better. There is a certain vegan population who might be all ears but I am not only speaking to raw vegetables. I am also speaking to raw animal products and the work of Aajonus Vonderplantiz. Yes, almost assuredly, we can eat raw animal meat and products without harm the cooked version wouldn’t also give us. (A radiation poisoned salmon is poisonous cooked or raw. And there are some bugs when eaten raw might have a field day in an unhealthy gut).
Raw meat will ferment in our guts or soil to the level we need at the moment. Nutrients can be used by us and plants in raw form. Enzymes and microbes aren’t destroyed in raw ingredients. Cooked food or organic fertilizers are too acidifying. They are reproductive energy. Likewise, most compost and fermented fertilizers are also. So do we have to sacrifice animals, or worse, like Little Shop of Horrors, to feed Seymour? Well not exactly but close. Raw eggs, raw milk, caught blood from chicken slaughter are options. Real permaculture slaughter would embrace the slaughter waste as the most dynamic fertilizer around. Remember, fermented fertilizers and manure are reproductive in the first season but the blessing of cold or winter is that it is a reset button in us and the land. Cold restructures. The expansive reproductive energy goes back into cooling growth energy after winter. Mob-grazing heals land over time. Permaculture farms call in more and more life to support more and more life. It is a processing of magnifying life, death and poop. And there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to raw nutrients from healthy land and animals.