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Fred Morgan
steward

Joined: Sep 29, 2009
Posts: 972
Location: Northern Zone, Costa Rica - 200 to 300 meters Tropical Humid Rainforest
    
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I have been thinking about my permaculture projects. To me, I do what I do not to save money, after all I will assume for the short term, commercial farmers know what they are doing and it makes short term financial sense to do what they do. BUT, long term it can destroy the land, and my health.

Knowing the the food I put in my mouth isn't killing me is priceless, and heck of a lot cheaper than hoping medicine will fix me later on. Also, the exercise I get mucking around in my projects is better than a gym membership (and the nearest gym would be 1 1/2 hours away if I wanted to go!)

Just thinking out loud very early this Sunday morning...


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Terri Matthews


Joined: Nov 21, 2010
Posts: 409
Location: Eastern Kansas
    
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Fred Morgan wrote:
Knowing the the food I put in my mouth isn't killing me is priceless, and heck of a lot cheaper than hoping medicine will fix me later on. Also, the exercise I get mucking around in my projects is better than a gym membership (and the nearest gym would be 1 1/2 hours away if I wanted to go!)

Just thinking out loud very early this Sunday morning...
Yes, my Doctor wanted me to join a gym. That would be, what, $1000 a year?

Instead I made a bigger garden. Does that mean my garden pays me $1000 a year, as well as a lot of vegetables? LOL!
paul sanass


Joined: Mar 18, 2012
Posts: 16
I agree Fred, some things are 'Priceless' ...
Rufus Laggren


Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 338
Location: Chicago/San Francisco
    
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We can take our pay (profit) in different ways and for that I'm very grateful. I find the ideas and idealism here encouraging and hopeful. I've learned many things in a short time and gotten ideas for my own efforts. Great information and help for all to share. Good goals and sound methods almost all.

But maybe we should be a little careful not to turn a nose up at the "mainstream". WE created the mainstream. As the alligator said: We have seen the enemy and he is us! I think it's best practice to view the main stream with the greatest respect and attention, striving for clarity. To pretend we're not part of it, to imply and assume _we_ would never create that mess would be... Silly. We did, we have, we are.


Cheers.


Rufus
Fred Morgan
steward

Joined: Sep 29, 2009
Posts: 972
Location: Northern Zone, Costa Rica - 200 to 300 meters Tropical Humid Rainforest
    
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Well, not sure I could me called mainstream since I bailed on life in the overdeveloped world in order to live in the frontier of a developing country, engaged in reforestation... I like to think of myself as not part of the problem, but part of the solution.

But, I do understand your point from Pogo.
Rufus Laggren


Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 338
Location: Chicago/San Francisco
    
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> Pogo


A truly great opus and from a raving right-wing libertarian as I hear it. ...Ahem... Guess it's possible for _anyone_ to do great. <g>


Cheers

Rufus
 
 
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