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  • Blog

    The Company Store

    Leaves almost nothing to live on
    by cmartenson

    Friday, May 3, 2019, 1:33 PM

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    The scam enabled by today’s financial ““markets”” coupled with lots of easy cheap credit flowing to big monied interests is every bit as egregious as the company store of old; only today’s victims are mostly blind to the way that the system is rigged against them.

    Run this scam long enough and one day we’ll discover that the banks and their proxy agents — private equity funds, hedge funds, endowments, and family offices, etc — own all of the productive farmland, all of the mines, all of the oil wells, all of the timberland, and every other means of primary wealth production.

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  • Blog
    Finca Las Nubes

    An Opportunity To Live Resiliently

    A sustainable community seeks a few good members
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, December 25, 2014, 8:54 PM

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    After watching the Crash Course, who among us hasn't felt insecure with where we live?

    The idea of a sustainable community has a powerful allure. Imagine a resource-rich property mapped out with a plan for sustainable self-sufficiency, populated with a community of like-minded folks that already "get" the importance of cultivating resilience….  Sounds pretty good, right?

    But what exactly is a "sustainable community" anyways? How do you find one? What's it like to live there? How do you know if it's all going to work out in the long run?

     

     

     

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  • Daily Prep
    http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/5-urban-gardening-secrets-to-grow-food-in-any-city1721/

    5 Urban Gardening Secrets To Grow Food In Any City

    Tricks to growing food in small spaces
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, October 9, 2014, 11:41 PM

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    If you are limited on space due to living in densely populated urban and city environments, here are 5 ways to help you along your path to food production and increased resilience.

    http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/5-urban-gardening-secrets-to-grow-food-in-any-city1721/

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  • Blog
    Farmland LP

    A Weekend On The Farm

    An excellent investment of time (and money)
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 2:55 PM

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    If you've been a reader of PeakProsperity.com for more than a few months, you've likely heard us talk about Farmland LP. It's a fund that purchases over-farmed, depleted conventional farmland (at a discounted price), and then spends years nursing the land back to organic status using sustainable farming methods.
     
    As an investor, I have the opportunity to tour any of the fund's 5 farm properties, which are located in southern Oregon and central California. So that just what I did this past weekend when the Farmland team held its first annual investor gathering at its newest (and largest) property in Stockton, CA.

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  • Podcast

    Toby Hemenway: Explaining Permaculture

    Letting nature do the work, sustainably
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, May 17, 2014, 6:04 PM

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    "Permaculture" is a word fast gaining adoption in (and beyond) the agricultural and gardening worlds. We see it mentioned fairly often here on PeakProsperity.com.

    But what exactly does it mean?

    When asked, many of our readers have a fuzzy sense, at best. So, we've asked one of the top experts in the permaculture field, Toby Hemenway, to provide an 'everyman's' overview of the philosophy, science and best practices of the craft.

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  • Podcast

    Jean-Martin Fortier: A Model for Profitable Micro-Farming

    Earn a living gardening on just 1.5 acres
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2:19 PM

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    As we awake to the realities in store for us in a future defined by declining net energy, concerns about food security, adequate nutrition, community resilience, and reliable income commonly arise.

    Small-scale farming usually quickly surfaces as a pursuit that could help address all of these. Yet most dismiss the idea of becoming farmers themselves; mainly because of lack of prior experience, coupled with lack of capital. It simply feels too risky.

    Enter Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène. They are a thirtysomething couple who have been farming successfully for the past decade. In fact, they've been micro-farming: their entire growing operations happen on just an acre and half of land.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 6/11 – The Logic Of The Surveillance State, The Myth Of Executive Accountability

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 2:43 PM

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    • The Logic of the Surveillance State
    • Damage Control Time: National Intelligence Releases PRISM "Facts"
    • Social Security: The New Deal’s Fiscal Ponzi
    • France Prohibits Sending Currency, “Coins And Precious Metals” By Mail
    • Silver Cycles: What Next?
    • The myth of executive accountability
    • Driving Factors Behind Improvements in Water and Energy Production
    • Farm Equipment That Runs on Oats

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 6/10 – Rains Plaguing Midwest Farms, Big Brother Is Listening And No One Cares

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, June 10, 2013, 2:27 PM

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    • NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'
    • Neil Macdonald: Big Brother is listening in and no one seems to care
    • Leaker’s Employer Became Wealthy by Maintaining Government Secrets
    • Gold Price Reflecting Mike Maloney’s “First Deflation Then Inflation”
    • World’s Largest Coal Company Invests in Solar Power to Reduce Energy Costs
    • The Sequester May Start To Show In Data
    • After Drought, Rains Plaguing Midwest Farms
    • Mott Green, a Free-Spirited Chocolatier, Dies at 47

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 6/8 – The Age Of Limits, Farm Subsidies Leading to More Water Use

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:39 PM

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    • Age Of Limits 
    • Bilderberg Group: Two worlds collide – in Watford
    • Kansas wheat farmer sues Monsanto over rogue wheat release
    • Gold & Silver – Reality Does Not Matter. Potemkin COMEX Does.
    • 20 Completely Ridiculous College Courses Being Offered At U.S. Universities
    • Storm Andrea Cancels Flights as It Moves Over U.S. East
    • Peter Gluck and Yeong E. Kim on LENR research
    • Farm Subsidies Leading to More Water Use

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 5/16 – Farms Feeling The Pinch, The Bank Shakedown That Could Ruin Your Life

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, May 16, 2013, 3:38 PM

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    • Opinion: Sell financial advice or products, not both
    • French recession: Farms feeling the pinch
    • How to skip lines at Disney: Hire a disabled ‘escort’ on the black market — only $1,040 a day
    • Gold & What I Know For Certain
    • Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts – South Africa Imports $1 Billion In Gold Bullion From NYC?
    • Timelapse
    • William Kaye: Founder, Vice Chairman and Senior Managing Director of the Pacific Alliance Group of Companie
    • A New Chapter In Currency Wars – Russia Joins The Game
    • Richard Cordray and the CFPB Are Monitoring Your Banking Habits
    • The Vicious New Bank Shakedown That Could Seriously Ruin Your Life
    • Student Debt and the Crushing of the American Dream
    • Brits Are Now Poorer Than The French, Swiss, Belgians, Swedes, Austrians, Aussies And Canadians
    • Six-figure salaries no draw as young workers shun Canada’s oil and gas sector for ‘sexier’ industries
    • Goldman Sachs hires particle physicist from the Large Hadron Collider
    • Produce Industry’s Food Safety Push Takes Toll on the Environment
    • Which way will the Alberta oil pipeline go after Christy Clark’s win?
    • Commander Hadfield Shows Us What Science Communication Could Be. Visually.
    • Maps show impact of overcutting old-growth forests, conservation groups say

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