As I was pontificating about how you could have an urban income and a rural lifestyle by raising 50 goats on five acres, my fellow Leisure Learning Unlimited teachers were educating others on Permaculture. Not wanting to expose my blissful state of ignorance to embarrassment I avoided my right of tuition free class attendance. However, Shelby, the sustainable agriculture and “Five Acres to Independence” advocate, took their course including the farm visit. When Shelby raved about the farm’s sawdust toiletI discounted Permaculture, whatever it was about was not for me.
Currently living the expat life of the idle Social Security recipient in Antalya, Turkey I’m more interested in the debate between Fiscal and Monetary policy. Slow learner that I am, I have learned that the government deals with the Fiscal while the Federal Reserve monkey’s around with the Monetary. The debate synopsis is that the world and the US are going to hell in a sawdust toilet.
The FED, since Greenspan has printed at least $10 trillion of ‘thin-air’ paper money with zero results and is now begging the politicians for Fiscal stimulus in Infrastructure. Trump is right there with them wanting to build walls, bridges and airports. Since 80% of the voters live in the city and another 19% live in the burbs the real 1%’ers are still down on the farm. Alas, alack, rural red meat farmers didn’t take classes in Permaculture, let alone practice Regenerative Agriculture because the Fiscal poohbahs don’t see the NEED!
“What are you going to do when the well runs dry?”
Eliminate allAgricultural Subsidies
Organic only farming – no Monsanto, no pesticides, no herbicides, no chemical fertilizers
Outlaw Factory Farming – pigs, dairy, poultry, fish
Legalize Raw Dairy – if California can do it, every state can do it
Armenia: Practicing Permaculture Since Noah Got Off the Boat