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Trading food and places to grow food

It is Detroit in 2020 and bartering home grown produce, access to growing space and growing equipment is big business, really big local business. Whether you have a old house with a large backyard, or a sun facing window in your apartment or a roof of a shed. If you have space that gets some sunlight, a little know how, and the ability to obtain either seeds or seedlings you can grow some food.

But what do you do with that food is how this has to do with money. You can eat it. Or…


Added by michael driscol on April 21, 2010 at 1:53am — 3 Comments

Fall Harvest weekend

This weekend is fall harvest weekend 2020! Fall harvest weekend has been going on for a few years now and we have benn looking forward to it for weeks. I get up extra early this saturday morning and go out to my vertical gardens ( I have five now ), all made from things that would have been thrown away!

We harvest everything that can be harvested ( we have waited until this morning because we want out produce to be at its freshest) and put it all in a wagon, this has been a good year,…


Added by michael driscol on April 8, 2010 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

Two problems tackled at once - The International Social Service Oraganization

Here is infomation from India about a organization ( International Social Service Oragnisation ) that is solvign two problems at one time , first human sanitation and second some energy production. This is good stuff! Peace, Michael

We've pointed to a number of …


Added by michael driscol on April 8, 2010 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

curb shopping for materials

Today is the day I have started gathering materials for my design. Anything I use must be cheap or free, because this is about people with limited resources executing a design to give them more control over their food situation.

I understand the items in my environment in Detroit, Michigan are going to be different from the materials available in Africa but I need to stick with the spirit of the project. Growing season here is still at least 6 weeks away so I have some time to find…


Added by michael driscol on March 17, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Looking for urban farming links, do you know anyone who may have some good links?

I have found two great links on community/urban farming, the first is http://www.ehow.com/how_2108138_plant-feed-sack-garden.html about planting a feed sack garden, talk about using materials in innovative ways! This is both awesome and easy!

The second link is about building green walls. I mean all buildings have walls, what possiblities this ideas has. If we could do it very cheaply and spread the idea, we…


Added by michael driscol on March 17, 2010 at 2:15am — 2 Comments

A meeting in the blight....

I imagine meeting friends, friends from all over the world. Meeting them in the poorest urban city in the world, where ever that is. I imagine that this is an annual meal. As a group our network plans all year for this meal, which starts with joyous greetings and everyone sharing the food they have brought. And then it is time to help the people who live in this place.

We have been laying the ground work for months. We have reached out and secured partners in the commuunity. These…


Added by michael driscol on March 17, 2010 at 1:55am — 2 Comments

Hunger in Detroit

Detroit is a hard hit area when it comes to hunger in America. Times havent been good in Detroit for a long time, now with the economy continuing to spiral downward the hunger problem is affecting city and suburbs more and more. Heres a link that includes a possible solution - Urban farming

Added by michael driscol on March 16, 2010 at 1:35am — 1 Comment

two foot by two foot farming blog resource

Food security ……. There are a lot of good big ideas, vertical farming, floating farming, even community farming. All are larger ideas requiring a group of people working together. These ideas are like building a water system such as a complex group of pipes and pumps to bring everyone water.…


Added by michael driscol on March 16, 2010 at 1:20am — 5 Comments

Urban Agriculture - adding to my resources

The hero I am shadowing is Novella Carpenter, author of "Farm CIty". Novellas story is about urban farming in a blighted area of a major city in California. I have always been interested in farming ( having grown up in a farming community).

I think one facet of a multiapproach to food shortage and famine would be urban dwellers growing some of their own food, even just a small amount. This would reduce their dependence on food imported to the city and also mayhaps be something they…


Added by michael driscol on March 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

When Alchemy calls, I will be prepared for that challenge and will bring my friends with me.

In 2020 I will be connected with many people across the globe and involved in many small projects. My specific passion that I will be knee deep in will be micro agriculture in a urban low resource setting. People feeding themselves and their families off of extremely limited amounts of room. I will have started with maximizing how many pounds of food a person can raise in a 2 foot by 2 foot area.

I will be connected with other people who care and involved in their projects. Some of…


Added by michael driscol on March 5, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

simplicity in design/ respecting the culture

Simplicity of design is my most powerful secret. It is far easier to explain a simple idea, solution, or marketable product than it is a complex one. It would seem the more "parts' something has, the more chances it will not fit into a culture, and the more expensive it will be in time, energy and money.

And maybe many simple and elegant ideas are more powerful than one large and complex plan. The more hands that can get involved in something and actually accomplish a "part" of it,…


Added by michael driscol on March 4, 2010 at 1:57am — 1 Comment

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