Now let’s get a few things straight about the Mittleider Method.
We all have favorite ways of doing things. Sometimes we do things out of habit, sometimes it’s just the way we learned from others and don’t know any different.
Sometimes people don’t want to know a better way of doing things for one or more of several reasons: 1) It takes time and energy to learn, 2) It challenges tradition, 3) There’s money, equipment and other resources invested in the status quo, 4) Most people just naturally resist change, 5) Some folks are just by nature a naysayer and will not warm up to anything, 6) But probably the hardest to over come is the pride of ownership, call it the “Not invented here syndrome.” It comes right down not wanting to admit that there might be something you didn’t know, and someone else figured it out.
Take gardening for instance. There are many different methods that people use. One public detractor of the Mittleider System announces “The six reasons I don’t use the Mittleider System”. In this session with the Family Garden Doctor, Jim Kennard uses those 6 supposed negative reasons to explain his six reasons why you absolutely should use the Mittleider System.
Besides, it’s hard to try and reinvent the wheel and challenge the success record of what Dr. Mittleider accomplished: a 37 year track record in 27 countries with over 75 major growing projects including several agricultural schools. He improved the economy of families, communities and countries. One wise person said, “A man with experience is never at the mercy of a man with a theory”.