Reading through posts of beautiful gardens with annual and perennial fruits and vegetables from normal farmers and students alike. People who have discovered (or rather “re-discovered) that a cohesive relationship with the sentients around them can be exponentially beneficial. A lot of regular and beautiful gardens. Why are those words italicized? Because when reading through some post I found a photo of Geoff Lawton’s autograph on a piece of paper that cost someone $1200. And that Dear Reader is a shame.
Or a sham, whichever you’d prefer. I’d like to think that we would have strayed away from this type of capitalist gain and influence (Which is a question I will be trying to ask him personally) I don’t see the sense in one man gaining so much from common sense, selling it as if it were novel. Where does that money go? To more tractors for the construction of swales? I have found many old texts teaching the same principles from literally 80+ years ago.
I have seen gardens built with old and young hands, without two pennies to rub together. Built with only the will to provide for their family. Working with a knowledge passed down and open to innovation. And Lo, they were beautiful.
Our goal should be a free one. A foundation built on money will only perpetuate dealings with more money. And this fact is true. At least to me. Thus, my concern is for our youth (I am 24) who will not know any other way then to use money. How someone is making money by telling other people there is a way to save money by spending money to find it out is baffling. There is no reason why the generations to come should not eat the fruit of their predecessors. And this sentiment comes in two forms. We can eat fruits but we can not eat stocks or money.
We have reaped the degeneration of our planet to such extents that we have finally figured out, just as the 100th monkey did, that it is time to change. We’ve lived off a system of money, and that does not work. And I am sorry to rant, but it really upsets me.
I apologise to you Dear Reader for the rant, and anyone else spending ludicrous amounts of Federal Reserve notes in the name of permaculture. May your harvest be bountiful and your pocket books be filled with seeds instead of the faces of the dead. Thank you for your time.