I signed up a few days ago to lurk and see what the project is about. Like many of you, I have grown tired of "the systems".
My awakening came from my interest in improving my health. By studying food and nutrition, I realized how broken the food system is. This eventually led to the discovery of how almost everything is broken in our world today.
I am most interested in helping to ensure food security. Food and water are not just basic needs, the quality of food you eat affects everything else you do.
My plan is to establish a non-profit with the purpose of establishing sustainable food forests/gardens in proximity to lower income areas worldwide. I'm currently looking around to see if there are any other organizations with such a goal. If you know of anywhere I might look, or if you are interested in pursuing this avenue with me, please let me know.
[deleted user] Hello Tony, welcome! Yes, I'm deeply interested, and have a project now that I'm developing to work towards just this type of thing.
Thursday 18 February 2016, 18:35:26
Laura T I'm hoping for that to become the norm everywhere, but we all have to start where we are. or go where we can help to get it started. I'm in the Asheville, NC region and it's not hard to convince anyone here that this is a thing worth doing. It's already on the table.
Thursday 18 February 2016, 21:04:21
[deleted user] Indeed, here in Northeast Tennessee too. In many ways this community is already way ahead of the curve because people here never lost their sense of self-sufficiency. Every where you go here you find orchards, fields, gardens, cows, horses, chickens, and good, friendly people helping each other out. They are new to concepts like permaculture, organic/biodynamic production, no dig/no spray cultivation, let alone the more radical ideas that we are engaging in. Great area for what we're doing as the vital energies here are incredibly strong, the water is good and plentiful, and the people are generally low-income and desperately in need of any help they can get to maximize their inputs.
Thursday 18 February 2016, 23:23:39
Laura T Haha... cool as Asheville is... you make me want to move and be your next-field-neighbor. lol.
Thursday 18 February 2016, 23:41:24
Tony_G Nice to meet you, Shaman. A low tech(cheap) phase 1 remediation would be chicken tractoring. Phase 2 also low tech and cheap(with free labor) cover crops. There are cover crop mixes that are edible as well. Phase 3 put in your garden and/or orchard. The chickens stick around for the eggs and so they can munch down on your waste and make compost. I suppose you could cull them for meat as well. ah... I'm pontificating based on an ideal situation, but I think it could work. :)
Friday 19 February 2016, 00:23:33
Tony_G Hey Laura. I'm hoping that spending enough time here we will get better organized into where we want to focus our energies and eventually link up with folks who are working on the same types of things.
[deleted user] You're more than welcome to swing by Laura, we're planning some meet ups in the area soon, as well as another meet in Asheville in about a week and a half.
Friday 19 February 2016, 01:16:02
[deleted user] Good ideas Tony, thanks. We're looking at approximately 300 acres of mixed rolling, hill, and forest. Some good bottom land, 3 ponds, in a pristine, remote area of the Appalachians on the west side of the range. In the process of doing our due diligence and considering various funding options. Anyone here know of Xavier Hawk and the Colony Earth eco-village?
Tony_G Interesting, Shaman. I wouldn't want to miss a meetup in Asheville since it's relatively close. Be sure and let me know when you guys will be there. :)
Friday 19 February 2016, 09:09:01
Laura T wow... 2 minutes in and i have no idea what he,s saying. word salad.. i understand math. i understand accounting. i don.t understand this.
Friday 19 February 2016, 10:39:33
[deleted user] You bet Tony_G, we're planning our next meetup in Asheville Saturday, the 27th. I'll create an event for this. Laura T, are you familiar with Bitcoin or other crypto-currencies? Here's an interview he did with Max Keiser, guest come on approximately half way through the show. https://youtube.com/watch/…
Friday 19 February 2016, 14:35:02
Tony_G Good deal. I don't have any plans I can't move around so I plan to be there.
Friday 19 February 2016, 16:14:41
Laura T I think I kind of get it. I feel like I'm missing a lot of basics, for instance, i don't understand what block chain is. Think I need to see a Bitcoin/permacredits for dummies, version. with pictures. Thanks for helping to educate me. And if this is something worthwhile and that will spread, the average person is gonna need to understand it in a basic way, too. It needs to be more accessible, intellectually.
Friday 19 February 2016, 22:11:21
Laura T I mean I get the part where it is simply a form of money. but that's as much as I get.