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Know Your Onions

By Rende
Our neighbour is an organic farmer, which means that he can't spray his crops with all kinds of weedkillers. Therefore he had to devise a way to deal with the weeds.
He employs local school kids who lie down on a contraption that slowly gets pulled behind the tractor, and they pull out all the weeds. Music is included plus a cover for bad weather.
In this series they're going through the onions.
Many thanks to Zoran and Moira for their much appreciated user awards on my third tulip set! Smile

Tags: Photo journalism General Portraits and people

Voters: NDODS, Ade_Osman, DeSilver and 39 more

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NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 10:56AM
"There is nothing better than lying down on the job?"

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
7 Jul 2013 11:16AM
They might be laying down, but I bet this is hard graft especially if the weather is warm...

DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
7 Jul 2013 11:18AM
Unusual images but very good.

Not the sort of work that I would ever contemplate. Sad

boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 11:26AM
Brilliant set... certainly captured very well indeed, interest, informative, humour, the lot and as I said brilliant....
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
7 Jul 2013 11:50AM
I find v3 incredible
7 Jul 2013 12:18PM
Great set, it looks like hard work, a bit hot today.
7 Jul 2013 12:37PM
Brilliant idea Rende and a super set of images from you,
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 12:41PM
Well I never...!

Clever idea well illustrated in your captures, Rende.

AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 12:46PM
Ha ha! I hope they get paid too! Great stuff Rende! Smile
SeveGarcia 8 10 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 12:52PM
Wow , what a days work!

Great set of interesting captures Rende

capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 12:54PM
I thought they were planting teenagers.Smile

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
7 Jul 2013 1:02PM
Your usual wonderful color work covering photo journalism-- works here too--- this is a most clever idea!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
7 Jul 2013 1:28PM
How interesting. Such a lot of work goes into providing organic veggies. Great images.........Sandy
7 Jul 2013 2:04PM
Remarkable- what an idea!
Mrsbass 8 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 2:20PM
Great set of images Rende - I expect this is very hard work for the kids, it makes you appreciate where our food comes from.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 2:24PM
One of the more unusual set of pics I have seen on here Rende.
And all the better for that !!
Good ones.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
7 Jul 2013 2:45PM
What a very original idea, and fun for the young people too (I think! Grin)
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
7 Jul 2013 3:09PM
Very similar to a contraption they use here in Norway for planting. Haven't seen this version before where they are weeding.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2397 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 3:44PM
V5 in particular is wonderful.
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 4:10PM
One of the most amazingly silly things I have encountered - as a Silly Sunday upload, I mean!
Very inventive and exceedingly funny; though I would be worried about what the man in V4 was about to do!
Excellent and informative colour set, Rende.
widtink 8 406 2 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 4:48PM
Amazing Rende , looks like v hard work though Smile

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 6:33PM
I've never seen anything like this before Rende!


pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2213 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 6:40PM
I thought it was a joke, Rende, but obviously not. What is the boy doing with a screwdriver?
V5 is just great, especially the raised crossed legs.
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 7:06PM

Quote:They might be laying down, but I bet this is hard graft especially if the weather is warm...


my thoughts exactly but I guess the children enjoy being useful or they wouldn't do itWink
7 Jul 2013 8:05PM
What a fabulous set of images, Rende!!

annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
7 Jul 2013 11:10PM
We had them for harvesting as well, strawberries and cucumbers. Music provided by Wiesel engine.
Great idea, I would never have thought of making a report of it.
fentiger 19 920 24 England
8 Jul 2013 7:39AM
Fascinating documentary photography Rende.

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
8 Jul 2013 12:02PM
Now that is one creative way to keep the garden tidy. I have never seen such a thing, but I think it is a brilliant idea!
8 Jul 2013 3:27PM
cracking set rende,well done.ray
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
9 Jul 2013 12:34PM
That's a very interesting sequence of images Rende.
I do like the disgruntled look on the boys face in V2.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
10 Jul 2013 12:11PM
Weeding, planting, picking is so hard on my back. I wonder if I can do a smaller version on my allotment GrinGrin

xwang 11 56 8
12 Jul 2013 12:10AM
How interesting.. I have never seen things like that. Is it the standard Dutch organic farming?Grin

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