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ok ok, so it was bound to get a little harder, to be expected.

Well the quest is to do some stuff away from the computer. Something about helping people in your area get more food, but not from the grocery store but from the growing garden, increase local food securtiy. To get in the spirit of growing and eating i think a clip from BioDome would be most appropriate.


Ok, enough fun, time to get down to business. out of all the possible ways to increase local food security in my area; volunteer at community garden, help someone start a home garden, or participate in a farm punk club. I think my contribution to uping the phood security will be an IDEA.

Now this idea i have in mind isn't yet realized that i know of, and will be a good jumping off point for creating more food security in my area. Here it is, simple and yet brilliant (mmm... maybe): In suburban areas that are not totally dominated by infrastructure, the local communities should create incentives for allowing and unused land to be purposed for garden growing endeavors. Now when i say incentives not just tax breaks or whatever the government can contribute but really more from the community. perhaps giving increased portions to the land owner to divvy out or local discounts for ppl that contribute more labor in the gardens than most. I bet that there are a multitude of incentives that could be created that would inspire others to contribute to the great food security in the given area.

and of course there should be weekly free viewing of biodome because it's just such a darn good movie.

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Comment by Josh Judkins on April 3, 2010 at 10:02am
It's really interesting you suggest this, OP - we recently met with a group who has started up a community garden in a bit of land in our neighborhood - which is owned by the local University.

It's been totally unused until now, and after asking the University's permission they've been able to go ahead and start planting. They also received sponsorship of all the tools, gloves, etc from a local supplier.

Perhaps you could see if there's anything like this happening near you - or maybe even get some people together to make it happen?
Comment by Optimus Prime on April 4, 2010 at 6:26am
yeah, cool story. I do have a particular plot of land in mind. Currently it is host very bountiful black berry bush but perhaps theres room for sharing ;)


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