Saturday, July 27, 2013

No Yard? Plant a Deck Garden

You don't need a plot of land to grow food.


Not having a yard doesn't mean you can't have a garden. Longtime contributor Cheryl A. recently sent photos of her deck garden, visible evidence that you don't need a plot of land to grow food. The deck garden's tomato plant is thriving:

Cheryl reports there are plans online for making an earth box like the one shown above for about $10.

Deck gardens are also a solution for those with yards infested with gophers or pest nematodes.

Thank you, Cheryl, for sharing an inexpensive, practical micro-gardening solution. 



Things are falling apart--that is obvious. But why are they falling apart? The reasons are complex and global. Our economy and society have structural problems that cannot be solved by adding debt to debt. We are becoming poorer, not just from financial over-reach, but from fundamental forces that are not easy to identify or understand. We will cover the five core reasons why things are falling apart:

go to print edition1. Debt and financialization
2. Crony capitalism and the elimination of accountability
3. Diminishing returns
4. Centralization
5. Technological, financial and demographic changes in our economy

Complex systems weakened by diminishing returns collapse under their own weight and are replaced by systems that are simpler, faster and affordable. If we cling to the old ways, our system will disintegrate. If we want sustainable prosperity rather than collapse, we must embrace a new model that is Decentralized, Adaptive, Transparent and Accountable (DATA).

We are not powerless. Not accepting responsibility and being powerless are two sides of the same coin: once we accept responsibility, we become powerful.

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