Wee ones paired with wise ones . . . What a lovely idea!!
I’ve always found it sad that our culture tends to separate our little ones and our elders. Watching the relationship my son is developing with his grandfather has only served to drive that home.
Anyway, a nice read about a great program close to home.
I spent some time this morning with CBC Radio, chatting about two different approaches to security – those who horde gold in their bunkers and those who keep backyard chickens. It was a fun, light-hearted look at a serious subject.
Which is worth more? A pound of gold or a pound of feathers?
It’s got me thinking.
Of course, the obvious answer (to me) is simple:
You can’t eat gold.
And really, if everything is about to go to pot like these folks believe it might (and I’m not saying it might not – you never know!), what use would gold be, really?
Gold has some uses, but is helpful primarily as a means of trade in a developed economic system. If the world ends tomorrow, safe to say most hungry folks wouldn’t be too keen to trade egg-laying chickens for a useless block of metal.
Maybe that’s just me.
So if gold’s not the answer to security in troubled times, what is?
Unfair Regulatory Penalties Discourage Local Family Farming
Finally, here’s some common sense in a sea of absurdity.
The best way we can fight back for sanity in our food systems is to tell the powers-that-be to pound sand.
Those who would regulate and legislate our lives and freedom away in the name of consumer safety haven’t protected us from listeria-laced sandwich meat, contaminated eggs, tainted spinach or deadly burgers. Perhaps if they spent less time harassing local growers they’d have more time and money to police the big boys who really have the power to do some serious damage . . .
Anyway. . .
What a breath of fresh air.
Take a deep breath. Release. Repeat.
Occupy the Farm at UC Berkley
Here’s an interesting article about a movement to save a valuable tract of farmland in the Bay area.
I’d like to think that universities would be at the forefront of the urban farming / food security movement . . . They should be a place for critical thought, questioning authority, exploring and challenging the edges of society.
Instead it seems universities, like all our other major public institutions, are falling victims to corporate coups.
Have a read and see what you think.
I read a lot about sustainability, simple living, food security, climate change, social justice, economics, peak oil, peak everything . . .
I think most regular, everyday folks watch the news and can agree that this isn’t the world we want. For the most part, it seems to me, people are awakening to the idea that we need to make change.
So why are we continuing to dream this world into existence? Why aren’t we imagining something different?