Why are we and every other organic farmer/gardener/orchardist movement etc... considered to be alternative???? I would like to lodge a protest. I propose that we stop the BS about being something different and new. Chemical farming started with the petro-chemical corporations pushing their products and finding new and 'innovative' uses for them. First targetting the farmer and then spread to the home gardener from there. I propose that we start calling users of these products chemical farmer/ gardener/ orchardist and stop thinking these methods are 'Normal' They are not normal but have become so only because we all agree that they are. It is not normal to be poisoning the planet, This is the true alternative nutcase. We have been on this planet for a very long time and it has fed us normally. What We are doing is returning to 'normal'.