“Start supporting your local farmers, start a garden, whatever you have to do to figure out how to get a local food supply, start now!” ~ Catherine Austin Fitts
Farmageddon, trade wars, etc. are discussed with Dr. Farrell in the 2nd Quarter wrap up. It’s time to review and upgrade your food supply, resilience, and broader community food culture. Do a brief review of local resources that are strengthening your culture. Know what is ‘Happening’ in your community. A shortage risk horizon of two to five years may inspire new ideas for gardening, edible landscapes, farmers, cooperatives, along with local businesses and restaurants.
World War II Victory Gardens grew within two years to provide as much as 40% of the US food supply. Gardening proficiency takes a few years of practice when starting from scratch. You don’t need a green thumb to enhance your food supply while living a free and inspired life. Apply your skills, gifts and resources in various ways supporting local and regional food resilience. Additional opportunities will be shared weekly this month. The Solari Food Series is a related food culture resource.
- How to Build an Instant Garden: Geoff Lawton Permaculture Online
- Arnold’s Way Video: My first experience with organic gardening
- USDA Hardiness Zone Finder
- Video: Growing & Foraging 100% of His Food WITHOUT LAND OF HIS OWN: 1-Year Challenge w/ Rob Greenfield
- Subscriber’s signed into library: From Permaculture to Profits – Solari Report March 2010
Starting at minute 25:50 We talk with Eric Toensmeier about permaculture and how it can help you build wealth – whether improving the fertility of your home and landscape, your child’s school or local community or creating new opportunities for local business and investment
- Eric Toensmeier, author of Perennial Vegetables, tours his perennial root crop
- Video, Green is the New Silver (Lining):Crisis, Hope and Permaculture
- Permaculture is a set of design principles centered around whole systems thinking simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and resilient features observed in natural ecosystems
- How to Start an Organic Garden
- Video: Greening the Desert
- Permaculture Research Institute
- Seed Swap in the Ozarks – Feature Length Documentary
- TED Talks Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscape
- How to Build a High-Tunnel Greenhouse
- Your state has agriculture and gardening resources tailored to your area-One Search: Hundreds of Cooperative Extension Sites
- Sustainable Food Center: Non profit teaching and inspiring fresh food resilience locally
- Time to Plant Summer Tomatoes!