1st Step to Radical LocalismSubmitted by OctoBox on Fri, 02/19/2010 - 18:23
We need to stop screwing around here.
Counter-Economics + Non-Parcipation + Non-Violence + Local Permascience = Community-Economics
It begins with Radical Localism.
---We begin by controlling what we can!!
Notice the numbers: 6,000 pounds of produce on 1/10th of an Acre!!!!
There's another video I'm looking for with a guy who turns people yards into "mini Homegrown Revolutions" and does all the work as long as he gets to keep 90% of the produce for the first 3 years. After that the people keep all of it and he shows them how to maintain it.
This is how he is making his living -- He has 10 houses he maintains and earns $100K per year at Farmers Markets!
Do the math: Approx. 4500lbs per year per house, 4.5K X 10 = 40K lbs -- He keeps 90% of it; 4050lbs -- If he gets $2.50 per lb at Farmers Markets he nets around $100K per year.
It's Johnny Innovating Appleseed Man!! He leaves behind one whole family 78% off the public food grid.
*ponnnng* Shimmering Gong Sound
DISCLAIMER: #1 Watch the video link (that's what I'm going by) -- #2 I'm not a farmer (though I worked 30 acres of farm/orchard every summer from 10-19yrs of age). #3 I am a man with a can do hyper-imaginative mentality, who knows we are not maximizing our creativity or our land-air-underground spaces