[permaculture] Closing the Collapse Gap

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at intrex.net
Tue Mar 3 20:00:54 EST 2009

=Closing the 'Collapse Gap': the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US
=by Dmitry Orlov
=published by the Energy Bulletin:

"The Rural Life; Victory Garden
Published: Saturday, August 7, 2004
But in 1943, those gardens -- the work of three-fifths of the American population -- produced some eight million tons of 
food. Many people abandoned their vegetable plots when they were no longer a national necessity. Many others realized 
that fresh food and the pleasure of gardening more than justified the labor. And they were able to pass that realization 
along to their children. What my dad called gardening, I called weeding. I've learned few of the details of how he 
gardens, especially because he gardens in California. But I learned from him the feeling that something is missing 
without homegrown vegetables."

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