self sufficiency

martinv's picture

New food bill in New Zealand takes away human right to grow food

I was shocked to learn from a friend on the weekend that a new Food Bill is being brought in here in New Zealand.  The new bill will make it a privilege and not a right to grow food. 

I find two aspects of this bill alarming.  The first is the scope and impact the new bill has, and secondly that it has all happened so quietly.  There has been VERY little media coverage, on a bill which promises to jeopardise the future food security of the country.

United Natures's picture

Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Soul of the World.

David Holmgren, Michael C Ruppert, Michael Reynolds, John Seed, Vandana Shiva, Stephan Harding, Noam Chomsky, Permablitz and more.

ANIMA MUNDI documentary available August

investorzzo's picture

The Alternative Market project has been launched!

My final post here, as I am leaving this board. I really don't feel welcome here anymore. A lot of good people have been removed. I miss their imput. Good luck can find me here from now on.

Why choose to participate in a system that doesn’t work? A system that is designed to drain the people of wealth instead of enriching them and their lives? A system that is constructed upon irrational principles, faulty laws, and unstable values? A system on the verge of collapse?

mooselick7's picture

New Year's Resolutions 2010

The tradition of New Year's resolutions has been a way for me to focus on outcomes and set my intentions for the future.  I have practiced this tradition since my teens and 30 years of experience has taught me that it works only if you are honest, realistic and diligent. 

Cloudfire's picture

Are You Prepared for Disaster? Check yourself against this list of skills . . .

On the McAlvaney Intelligence Advisor, I found this remarkably comprehensive list of Principles for Self Sufficiency . I especially like this "checklist" as it focuses primarily on one's own inner state and thought processes, rather than external items like food, precious metals, and weapons.

johnbryson's picture

Las Gaviotas

A great article about a completely self sufficient community in Colombia. Quite inspirational.


bruin36's picture

Save organic and family farming - STOP MONSANTO and HR 875

All of us here are well aware of what we need to do in the near future and being self sufficient is at the top of the list. The following links are to Progressive Radio Network and Gary Null. Gary is just awesome at dealing with health, finance and all things that are essential to life on this planet.

 PLEASE follow the link and read up on the proposed farm bill. HR 875. It will take our food supply out of our hands and hand it over to the corporations - if you dont think that this will happen you are mistaken.

Ramen-o-kudasai's picture

Looking for advice: From a city apartment to a rural house

Hello everyone. I have been pouring over the forums today trying to find some advice on something that has been nagging at me and I figured I would just ask.