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Last Updated:
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Dallas, TX - Texas, United States
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Warm Temperate





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The Under Utilized Farm Tool

Posted by eric seider about 7 years ago

The Bicycle is a very under-utilized Farm Tool

vietnam style

Vietnam Style

My time in New York City allowed me to utilize the bicycle for a myriad of tasks. More often than not more efficiently than a car would be able to do, I have been trying to use a bicycle for as much as I can here at PRI Zaytuna Farm. Basic transportation around the farm (66acres) and to the shop and back (3km round trip) is a no brainer. But adding a simple plastic basket to the rear rack makes the bicycle exponentially more useful. What would take multiple trips by foot or one petrol/diese powered trip by truck can be made by a bicycle with a sturdy rear rack and basket, milk crate etc. Now you can go a step further and add a trailer and almost eliminate the need for a truck for most daily tasks moving about the farm. Its amazing how much you can transport by bicycle. A basic tool shed trailer that could be towed by bicycle would be an amazing thing. I think the Vietnamese might be some of the best people at gaining the maximum usefulness of any machine. If you have ever seen what they can carry on a little motor bike it would astonish you. A family of 5, a full refrigerator, two full grown pigs, the list goes on. So don't discount the usefulness of the humble bicycle in a world of trucks and tractors.

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Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
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Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Penny Livingston Stark, Brock Dolman
Location: Regenerative Design Institute
Date: Jun 2007
Other course verified
Permaculture Earthworks Course
Type: Earthworks
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Nadia Lawton
Location: Permaculture Research Institute, Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Mar 2008
Other course verified
Permaculture Project Aid Worker Course
Type: Aid Worker
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Nadia Lawton
Location: HEPA, Vietnam
Date: Apr 2008
Other course verified
6 Month Internship
Type: Internship
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Nadia Lawton
Location: Permaculture Research Institute, Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Feb 2008
Other course verified
Learn how to Teach Permaculture Creatively
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: The Permaculture Research Institute, Zaytuna Farm NSW
Date: Feb 2013
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Sustainable Soils Management Course
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Paul Taylor
Location: The Permaculture Research Institute, Zaytuna Farm, NSW Australia
Date: Mar 2013
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