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Act2Part2... Dinner Clubs

I decided to take the 'Act' portion of this mission a little further. The question of Food Security is one especially important to me. So, I got to thinking about something I could do, starting first with my group of friends, that would spread to reach a large number of people... This is the idea that I came up with.. I'll post the description of the facebook group my girlfriend and I created to facilitate, as well as a link… Continue

Added by Zack Garton on March 29, 2010 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Alternate Energy Favorites

There are so many amazing alternate-energy technologies out there. Wind, solar, hydro, bio, you name it.. All of these amazing technologies are being developed to help us out of this energy crisis; but not a one of them (so far) has reached any sort of level of scalable practicality. I'm interested in making these Green Energy ideas available to anyone, of any means. Solar is great! If you can afford it =/ Wind is awesome! If you can build a giant-ass turbine somewhere.. I want to see hand-made… Continue

Added by Zack Garton on March 29, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments

The Perfect Supper - 2020

It's hard to imagine what my supper will consist of a decade from now.. What part of the world will I live in? What types of food will still exist at that time? What new ones will have emerged? What will be my means? I cannot say for certain, but I can dream of what I'd like to be eating =) I hope to ultimately attain a near-perfect degree of self-sufficiency, so my meals will be the product of my own labors with Earth and Animal. I intend to have a farm. What type of farm? Read my other blog… Continue

Added by Zack Garton on March 27, 2010 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Sustainable Food Center Contact

My previous post was about the Sustainable Food Center of Austin. I've done a bit of research about their local projects and decided to contact them to find out ways that I could help and get involved. Below is a copy of the email that I sent to the Director of the Austin Farmers'… Continue

Added by Zack Garton on March 27, 2010 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

Sustainable Food Center of Austin

I believe the biggest problem facing food security in my area is akin, if not identical, to that facing most American towns and cities: lack of knowledge.. We barely know how to feed ourselves (at least, extending no further than buying food from the local grocery store or fast food restaurant), and we know nothing of a healthy and balanced diet. We completely disregard the essential value of a rich, home-cooked meal; and we are teaching our children to be exactly like us...

So I wanted to… Continue

Added by Zack Garton on March 26, 2010 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Ten years...

Who can say where I'll be in ten years? Or even five? Who can say what the state of the planet will be, or even where we'll be as a species in ten years? The future is so uncertain it almost seems silly to try and predict trivialities such as the location and activities of one individual. The pragmatist/pessimist in me suggests there is no sense in planning for a future where there is every likelihood that the educational/governmental/financial institutions on which I would be relying will no… Continue

Added by Zack Garton on March 23, 2010 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Permaculture Fish-Farm

The person that I've chosen as my hero is a man named Miguel Medialdea.. He's the Quality and Environment manager at a place called Veta la Palma. It is a fish-farm in southern Spain, and its unlike anything you'd imagine a fish-farm to be. The ecosystem that they've cultivated there is so rich, that the fish they harvest require no feed; they eat exactly what they might in the wild. The system is so healthy that the estuary water that they pump into their fish ponds actually leaves cleaner… Continue

Added by Zack Garton on March 20, 2010 at 12:51am — 11 Comments


Of all these 33 tips, one really quite sticks out to me: Provide skills, not just finished technologies. In the same vein as 'Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll be fed his wh*** life..' There's simply not much use in just fixing somebody's problem for them; especially when similar, or even brand-new, problems are likely to arise which would leave that person helpless and unprepared (unless of course you're there to… Continue

Added by Zack Garton on March 19, 2010 at 7:51pm — No Comments

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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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The meal

It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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