Was it the pandemic, the riots or my vivid imagination? For some reason I thought we were supposed to be dealing with global warming. This isn’t the first time we’ve had to do a 180. When I was growing up it was all about preparing for the coming ice age. Just as we are tossed into yet more turmoil by those that are desperately trying to control the narrative, distract us, get us arguing with each other and creating general chaos there are those who break through the mask-wearing, virtue signalling, meme-making culture that always sees itself as “counter” only to have their bubble burst yet again by emerging facts.
Curtis Stone started Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm called Green City Acres out of Kelowna, BC, Canada, in 2010. His mission is to show others how they can grow a lot of food on small plots of land and make a living from it. Using DIY and simple infrastructure, one can earn a significant living from their own back yard or someone else’s.
As I plant my garden in the rain, transplanting moss and all, the words of Curtis’s most recent guest, Ice Age Farmer, ring so true that I need to share them hot off the presses, or whatever the turn of phrase might be when sharing a virtual interview. This is the video that accompanies today’s radio show for anyone who wants to see faces rather than hear voices. Either way, the message is clear and this is the time to share it far and wide. Get the conversation going and at the very least, dig up a little piece of your yard, build a raised bed, put some dirt in an old tire or use your best method of take the first steps toward becoming self-sufficient.