A while back I read a blog on this site called "What I Learned After The Storm". These words still ring in my mind "learn to grow 50 things people do not know are edible". I have repeated this often to people and to people who tour the farm. They have deep meaning to me. Permaculture says "a weed is just a plant in the wrong place. I have learned to grow many things people do not know are edible. I am not doing it to keep people from crashing my gates but to share with everyone what they can do to prepare for a time that we hope will never come. It has come to many people on this earth and many are not prepared thus starvation. I was priveledge to meet Roberto from Cuba who made a video about what Cuba had to learn when they were cut off from any shipping when the Soviet Union broke up. I heard about Roberto one day and in 2 weeks he was standing in my yard. You can learn about Cuba's problem and how they overcame it on you tube. Several of my friends have gone to Cuba to see it. Amazing. We do not need to wait till it hits us, we in aquaponics already have some of the answers not all but a huge thing will be the conservation of water. We got it. Healthy food , we got it.
The word is SUSTAINABILITY, the dictionary says, "able to be held at a certain level" Are you at that level where you can keep your lifestyle at its current level. I am not but I am working on it. I have a few pictures of what I am doing that I would like to share with youMy chickens or at least a few of them. I got them all free and I built their house out of mostly free material. My motto has always been "Start where you are, Use what you have, Scrounge for the rest". It works.Their house made from free pallets.Their eggs except for the big one which is a Goose eggTheir food, Hono Hono grass which they eat but it is also 1 of the 50 things people do know are edible. The fish and pig also eat itThe deep end of my above ground pool which blew up. Water hyacinths that serve as a chicken food, fish food, pig food and provide protection for the adult and baby fish which I hope to raise in here. I am getting 2 rocks from evry friend I have to put near the pool as I am going to build a spiritual area I can hang out in and pray for people. It is in its early stage at this point.My latest systems I am putting up. The bed on top will grow duckweed and azola. This will be feed to fish and chickens. The lower tanks will grow edible snails. Might as well go class act. Watercress beds, food for me These are a few of the things I am doing to prepare and just to enjoy myself in my latter years. Those of you who are young have more time than I do.
I was impressed when I saw what T C Lynx could do with such a small space she had before. Great job T C Congrats on your new space and I trully expect great things from you. I already see them happening. Keep it up.
Mahalo for listening to me but fair warning 'I'll Be BacK"