By Neenah Payne
Humanity now lives in two worlds! shows the gap between people who rely on the system and those who become independent. Simple preparation for weather emergencies shows the tremendous threats to the power grid and the danger that exists for people who rely on electricity, heat, light, water, food, etc. The life-threatening crisis Texans quickly got into The grid that broke down during a cold snap in February shows how quickly things can fall apart. People in 13 other countries were suddenly plunged into a crisis by the power failure.
The GREATER Reset – Inspirational Vision for Humanity! declares that the World Economic Forum is proposing to use the economic crisis caused by the COVID lockdown to launch The Great Reset and The Fourth Industrial Revolution. This is the real meaning of the "New Normal" that we have been told to accept due to COVID-19.
With a multitude of crises all converging at the same time, it is imperative to examine how proven strategies can be combined with a modern approach to achieve a new level of independence.
The Greater Reset: Self-Sufficiency
The Conscious Resistance's Derrick Broze's response to the technocratic state is sounding the alarm. It is an essential wake up call and a call to take action NOW! Derrick chose the name "THE GREATER RESET" as an alternative to "The Great Reset". The first event took place on January 25-29, with a bonus day on January 31, as the World Economic Forum was meeting at that time. The second week of The Greater Reset takes place May 25-28, when the World Economic Forum holds its second week.
The article shows the schedule for THE GREATER RESET. Over 150,000 viewers from all over the world tuned in. Look at speakers and topics every day. Recordings are available free of charge for Day 1 (Agora), Day 2 (Health), Day 3 (Nature), Day 4 (Digital), Day 5 (Community) and Bonus Day. Spanish audio versions are available on the new podcast channel. The event was inspiring on a level that can only be understood by watching the videos!
Jonathan Ramirez, a permaculture designer at his Thriving Earth Farm in Tennessee, gave a very comprehensive presentation on how to create a sustainable lifestyle. Jonathan is a permaculture practitioner based out of Nashville, Tennessee. He has nearly 15 years of experience in organic and subsistence farming, permaculture design, homestead, survival skills, agroforestry, regenerative forestry, carpentry, mushroom growing, game hunting, ranching and more.
Jonathan's Thriving Earth Farm is a very diverse 18 acre farm where he and his family farm, farm and teach workshops on sustainable living. He believes that the path to human freedom must include restoring our direct and sacred human connection to the earth and to our own survival.
The 51 photos in the slide show on Jonathan's website show the enormous abundance his farm produces.
Off-grid with Doug and Stacy
The 2014 video A Catastrophic Power Outage Comes – How We Can Stop It shows that the grid is vulnerable in many ways. The only solution she proposes is for the US government to spend money to back up the power grid. Since the likelihood of this happening is very small, many people are taking matters into their own hands by going offline now.
Back To The Land – 2014 Style shows that this movement has gained momentum for a variety of reasons. It indicates:
“One of the obvious offshoots of the current Localvore movement in Vermont is that people who want to join this wonderful trend need land. And not just any country. The land must be fertile, well drained, and have good exposure and orientation. No small measure for a state that has more than its share of north facing slopes, flat soils, and wetlands.
The vast majority of people who contact me about real estate express the need that the properties they buy can support at least some agricultural activities, including animal husbandry, planting, and forest management in communities that are similarly involved. In no small part do I remember the Back to the Land movement of the 1970s. Because I was one of those people who wanted to create a lifestyle of their own by living off the land. To be honest, I had a dream, but not a big plan.
Today's back to the land movement is a very different landscape. Today's Vermont farmers have a sustainable agriculture framework that was developed and marketed with the envy of all other states. A fascinating study of how we got here and where we are now is well documented in Greening Vermont, The Search for a Sustainable State by Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey.
This article focuses on Doug and Stacy in Missouri who have a very informative OFF GRID channel with DOUG & STACY that has a lot of information on a wide variety of topics including building raised beds, storing seeds, and keeping beehives. They also host an annual conference. They tried the popular Back to Eden method of growing food, but found that raised beds are far superior.
Former city dwellers now live like Amish
NEVER BEEN SEEN FOOT | 10 years of living outside the grid in this little house is a tour of the house and 11 acres of Doug and Stacy, former townspeople now happy to make a living on the country. They advise people to do everything step by step. They live near the Amish in Missouri. The Amish live in 31 US states. Doug says he was told by the Amish that he is now "more Amish than Amish"!
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Your garden produced food, flowers, and those strange vegetables is a 2020 tour of Stacy's garden. The amount of food that Stacy's organic garden produces is immense. She ferments vegetables for the winter.
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Stacy's garden can be seen in the photo below on the left. Stacy teaches gardening classes. With Doug and Stacy gardening most days, they have the strength and flexibility of 20 year olds!
The COMPLETE raised bed garden video | The Build – Fill – Use is a demonstration by Doug on how to create an optimal raised bed. Doug has a horse and buggy that he uses in case there is a gas shortage! You are completely off-grid and completely independent. Much of their clothes and furniture were created by the Amish people. Doug says his compost is "OMRI Certified". OMRI stands for "Organic Materials Review Institute". Doug explains that he and Stacy host the Homesteading Life Conference in Missouri every August. The conference has other great moderators and workshops.
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In The RAISED BED Gardening Trick You Must Know !, Stacy explains how she rescues lots of seeds from lots of plants – enough to give away some.
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Stacy shares her secret weapon to keep cats, rabbits, birds and deer from eating her plants. Instead of chicken wire, Stacy places a plastic net over the floor of the raised beds. She shows how she lifts the net as the plants grow. If you subscribe to Doug and Stacy's channel, you can get many more tips – including beehive!
See also: Earn over $ 80,000 a Year Farming 1.5 Acres – Epic Tour of Honey Tree Farm, NC
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See: Documentary about growing farmers.
See: Farmers' markets for farmers in your area.
Back to the land movement
Stacy's Cookbook with a Smile contains over 100 recipes.
Back From The Country: How Young Americans Got To The Nature In The 1970s And Why They Came Back Shows How Difficult It Can Be To Return To The Country And Why It Is Not For Everyone. Down East Magazine focuses on Maine. The April 2020 edition deals with the Back to the Land movement.
By the time Eleanor Agnew, her husband, and two young children moved to the Maine forests in 1975, the back-to-the-land movement had already attracted countless converts who had become increasingly estranged from mainstream American society. Millions of visionaries moved to forests, mountains, orchards and farmland to free themselves from the supposedly harmful influences of modern life.
Fed up with capitalism, television, Washington politics, and 9 to 5 jobs, they settled in log cabins, A-frames, tents, old schoolhouses, and rundown farmhouses. grew their own crops; Fetched water from a well; Doctors avoided in favor of natural remedies; and did without energy-saving devices.
This is her story, in all its glories and torments, triumphs and disasters (many of which are very amusing), told by a woman who has experienced the simple life firsthand but also read a lot and interviewed dozens of people who have returned to the country. Ms. Agnew shares how they found joy and camaraderie, studied their editions of Mother Earth News, coped with frozen laundry and poverty, and endured or gave up.
It turned out that most of them returned from freedom and self-sufficiency, either by returning to urban life or by embellishing their primitive rural existence – but they clung to the values they had gained during their experience in the country. Back from the country is full of juicy detail and inspired by a naive idealism, but the appeal of the life it describes is undeniable. Here is a book to please those who remember what it was like, those who are still kicking themselves for not taking the risk, and those of a new generation who are just thinking about it.
New Pioneers: The Back-to-the-Land Movement and the Search for a Sustainable Future, published in 1998, shows how widespread the movement has been for decades.
"Virtually everyone I know has fantasies of escaping the life they're trapped in and creating one that makes more sense," writes the editor of Utne Reader in a recent issue. "The people I admire most are the ones who actually do it – who break free and have a higher calling, no matter how great the risk."
New Pioneers are one such group of people – the hundreds of thousands of urban North Americans who have given up their town or suburban homes for a few acres of land in the country over the past three decades. Jeffrey Jacobs' new pioneers are ordinary people who have tried to break away from the mainstream consumer culture and return to small town and rural America. He tracks the evolution of the movement and identifies seven different types of back-to-the-lander: the weekender, the country romantic, the purist, the country entrepreneur, the retiree, the smallholder, and the apprentice. From over 1,300 survey responses, interviews and in-depth case studies at a representative back-to-the-lander level at regional and national level, Jacob analyzes your values, the use of suitable technologies and the family division of labor on your areas and disposition to environmental activism.
Jacob notes that back-to-the-landers are, for the most part, not entirely independent of the mainstream economy and, consequently, their lives reflect the contradictions between the available conveniences of a high-tech culture and the goals of the self-reliance movement. He analyzes their ambivalent attitudes towards technology – chopping and shoveling versus mini hydropower systems, wood stoves versus microwave ovens, and so on. After studying the experiences of people in the hinterland who live on the fringes of a post-industrial society, Jacob creates a clearer assessment of the prerequisites necessary to translate the idea of sustainable living into concrete action on a society-wide level.
While New Pioneers describes an important social movement, it also shows how far a group of highly motivated individuals and families can go on their own to break away from the prevailing consumer culture. The dilemmas, frustrations, adaptations and triumphs of these neo-homesteaders offer valuable insights to anyone considering moving “back to the country”.
LandBakk: Movement for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The great irony of the "back to the country" movement is that most of the participants are not moving "back". They grew up in cities and their ancestors came to this hemisphere a few generations ago. So, whose country are you going back to? The 500 indigenous people have lived in this hemisphere for over 10,000 years. When Indians talk about returning to the country, it has an entirely different meaning. You're still the big pink elephant in the living room that most Americans ignore.
As the “Back to Land” movement ignores the 500 indigenous people, more and more Westerners are realizing the value of the wisdom of these ancient cultures. Westerners flocked to the Amazon to drink ayahuasca with shamans.
San Diego & # 39; s First People – Kumeyaay Indians
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The NDN Collective is an indigenous-led organization that leads the #LANDBACK campaign to build a "Movement for Collective Liberation" launched on Indigenous Peoples Day 2020 (Monday, October 12th). On Saturday October 10th, 2020, the NDN collective broadcast a webinar to mark the launch of the campaign, explaining the campaign's precedents, narratives, and requirements.
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Pushed into the rocks
LandBakk Manifesto and LandBakk Movement
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Neenah Payne writes for Natural Blaze and Activist Post