power point presentation on rooftop and urban gardening. I browsed the site that day, read the presentation and posted a link to it on the face book group. I actually watched the presentation the following day while it was raining.
All I can say is wow! They have given me all sorts of crazy ideas to try and use around the homestead as experiments to see how they do in our environment and hopefully pass on to other folks down the line. The picture above is one of those crazy ideas. It isn't a pile of dirty laundry but some really ratty old clothes that are going to be re-purposed with some old tin cans and grow us some food.
Though the foundation that made the presentation caters to third world countries I feel that many of the ideas given in itcould help many people here in the USA if this sort of thinking "outside of the container," to borrow Dr. Prices phrase, is made more available to our citizens. I don't like being all doom n gloom but I don't see the "green shoots" that our government does and believe that we all should be learning to grow and growing as much of our own food as possible. The only way I see out of this mess is building strong communities, keeping it local and getting back to our roots. Food is one of the best ways I know of to begin this process but at the same time we all can't afford to have or have the space for designer gardens and the solutions offered in this presentation could prove to be life saving for people in our near future. It also had some really good ideas for displaced or even homeless people to make some very simple but also portable garden beds.
Any who, if you have a spare 80 minutes or so one day I highly recommend listening to the presentation and viewing the slides. There are also added notes at the end of the presentation that are interesting.