“It is not just about changing our perspective on how mankind uses plants, but to really understand there is much that plants have to teach us! I strongly believe the relationship between man and plants is still in its infancy, and that plants are generous teachers if we are willing to learn from them”
From the inside out, not from the outside in. This is the primary difference offered by The ERA system.
In conventional agriculture, the producer supplies the plants with everything he deems necessary so that the crop produces satisfactorily. The focus of fieldwork is the cash crop only – the WHOLE ecosystem is not taken into consideration.
Under the ERA model, the ecosystem provides crops with all that is necessary for healthy and productive development. Man is responsible for ensuring the environment has the resources to allow its’ own natural mechanisms of management to thrive and provide crops with the resources they need to grow healthy and strong. The fieldwork focus of ERA is to treat the surrounding ecosystem and the farm as a whole, not as separate entities.
The driving force behind of ERA’s essence is to be fully in concert with the natural order of life by removing any artificial intervention that comes from outside. After all, life begins “from the inside out, not from the outside in.”