I’ve seen alot said about the problems people have with Monsanto and other such big agri-biz companies. I have many of the same problems with them as do you. Where I differ with most of you, is in the solutions.
I don’t think waving a placard and writing my “representative” in the capitol, is going to change anything for the better. Waving a placard may raise awareness about issues; but in order to really accomplish anything of merit, you must also take action. I don’t consider “political action” and placard waving to be action.
Real action is taken in the market: your purchasing decisions and quite possibly, your own contributions to the market. Did you ever stop to think that there may be a better way to produce food than what the Monsanto farmers are doing? If you are right, there is a business opportunity; one that might just make you alot of money, or at least defray your food costs and make it so you, at least, know where your food is coming from.
Here are some resources to learn more:
- #15 What if we change – Perennial Paradise – Zaytuna Farm
- Authors@Google: John Jeavons
- 300 Year Old Foood Forest in Vietnam
- Greening the Desert
- Geoff Lawton: Urban Permaculture
- Permaculture: Geoff Lawton at TEDxAjman
Recorded on 06/03/2013
We often like to think of our problems as insurmountable; but when a bit of lateral thinking comes into play, we often find that there are excellent ways of eliminating many of our problems, often at once. Perhaps there is something we haven’t thought of yet, which could be changed, to eliminate several of our problems at once; it may be something simple even which has mostly up-side potential.
This kind of lateral thinking is important in gaining an edge in life. The in box thinking is usually non thinking and leads you to have the same kinds of problems that perpetually seem to plague most everyone else.
Many of the beds are now double dug and planted, also the pots are planted. We’re a little behind; but have made it in time to take advantage of most of the post-frost growing season. This is our first year trying grow biointensive gardening. We still have alot to learn about biointensive; but I think we’re on the right track to experience significant improvements from what we know already.
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