posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 10:40 AM
reply to post by guessing
Some people have been proclaiming "Grow some food, develop food reserves!!!"
I mulled this over, and have been growing some food I don't grow enough to store anything, but rather do it to teach my son about agriculture (a
basic tenet of civilization, it is my duty to know the basics and pass those basics on as a responsible human).
But what still stands out at me is that we are in a severe drought. My crop this year failed before it even started. I got a couple of squash, a
couple of okra, a couple of jalapenos, and 1 tomato. My green beans failed, eggplant failed, watermelon failed, cucumber failed, onion, garlic,
spinach, calabaza, zuchinni...all failed. It is due to the drought, and the fact that our tap water is high in salts. What i got was stunted and
But what still remains is that the land has tons of native plants that provide more than adequate energy. Does it meet vitamin needs? No, but it
meets energy needs.
Instead of advising people to grow their own food, i advise instead to study nutrition and cuisine. Learn how to cook with all manner of ingredients.
Learn what grows in your area, and how to harvest it and make use of it. Learn what the local tubers are, as they will almost always be the bigger
bang for the buck regarding energy in northern climates.
Will i eat my family? LOL, no. Cannibalism causes a prion disease. If death is coming anyway, i would rather face it with honor. And to do this, i
have to make sure i am educated enough to act like a human, and forage for food.