When I was very young, I visited Prince Charles's bird watching site in Shenzhen with my father. It is deep in the mangrove forest of Shenzhen Bay. The prince is mainly interested in the endangered species of black faced spoonbill. Today I would like to introduce Prince Charles to you another dream in the 1980s.
Prince Charles began experimenting with organic agriculture in high grove and other royal territories in 1984. However, for a long time after that, many British people did not take it seriously, saying that it denied "modern" agriculture, and said that he was extremely conservative, anti scientific, anti progressive, and obsessed with backward ideas.
But now, more than 20 years later, organic agriculture has become a consensus in the EU. Moreover, organic agriculture not only does not "deprive people of their jobs" as was said in the past, but also brings opportunities to developing countries. At present, socialist countries such as China and Cuba have been vigorously developing organic agriculture. According to foreign media reports, China has become the second largest organic agricultural country in the world. Because organic agriculture has become an irresistible trend, no one criticizes it as "anti progress" anymore.
Organic agriculture is more environmentally friendly than modern agriculture, because organic agriculture does not use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It can not only make food grow more naturally, but also not consume too much energy, playing a role in environmental protection. Moreover, although the output of organic agriculture is obviously less than that of "modern" agriculture, the taste and taste of organic food are obviously more natural and nutritious than that of modern agriculture. The vegetables produced by chemical fertilizers and pesticides and the meat produced by hormones that we eat every day do not have the taste that natural food should have. Therefore, organic food is also healthier.
Prince Charles also experimented with the traditional and environmentally friendly way of living in Poundbury. Although many people opposed this plan at the beginning, Ponderbury is now a well-known model town of traditional human settlements. Poundbury's plan is to return to tradition. The traditional facilities here are of great importance to energy conservation and environmental protection. Prince Charles has always insisted that the traditional way of living is more environmentally friendly, healthier and more conducive to sustainable development. In Poundbury, except for schools, a few small factories and post offices, the rest of the houses are all residential buildings built according to traditional styles and materials. Even the sidewalks are paved with pebbles instead of cement, and most of them are narrow alleys. All you need to do here is walk and ride a bike. Neighborhood will never be like a modern city. It is obvious that neighbors are like passers-by, and old age and death do not communicate with each other. The children in Pound Baili will not lack playmates like those in the city. In Pound Baili, people can find natural and comfortable interpersonal communication, and can find the long lost and humanized community relations in "modern" life.
From this point of view, Prince Charles's dream is to live a harmonious and natural life with the unity of man and nature, and to be a firm environmentalist! Now, Prince Charles's dream is slowly becoming a reality.