Sunday, May 25, 2008

Back-To-The Land Series

Above: A nice rural organic farm

An inner-city urban farm at an old florist shop

For those who are interested in the "Back-To-The Land" theme we have been following, here's another article. This one is from the Associated Press, and deals with families in rural Vermont who are moving towards self-sufficancy by growing some of their own food and setting up solar power systems. The bicycle is filling the position of the modern horse, and has the side benifit of getting the rider in good shape.
The common thread among these folks is the notion that rising fuel and food costs are just the tip of the iceberg, and that things will get considerably worse.
As a gambit, what do they have to loose? They seem happier and healthier and are generally better prepared for any kind of disaster, be it earthquake, storm or the implosion of modern society as we know it.

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