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Published on March 6th, 2014 | by Guest Author


Why Preppers Garden: Different Reasons for Growing Your Own Food

As I’ve pointed out before, I think we greenies have a lot in common with preppers/survivalists. Even if the ideologies underlying our actions are completely different, both groups value self-sufficiency, take a hands-on approach to health and well-being, and distrust large institutions (of certain kinds, anyway) telling us what to do.  While you’ll see that Organic Prepper Daisy Luther is suspicious of international-scale sustainability efforts in here post below, the actions she proposes line up pretty nicely with the practical ideas you’ll see on a lot of green sites.

So, is gardening a revolutionary act? Do you put (organic) seeds in the ground just to have ready access to fresh food… or is there also an element of “sticking it to the man” involved? Do you garden for many of the same reason that preppers garden? Share your thoughts with us…

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Daisy Luther Activist Post Sometimes I think that the next Revolutionary War will take place in a vegetable garden. Instead of bullets, there will be seeds. Instead of chemical warfare, there will be rainwater, carefully collected from the gutters of…

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  • Joseph Whitehead

    “Collecting rainwater is illegal in many states, and regulated in other states.”
    This is old news. Like, a century or 2 old. Western states have pretty much been that way since day one due to the cattle wars. New evidence seems to point out that all but a tiny drop of a gallon of rainfall in say, Colorado Springs, evaporates before it ever reaches another state. With reservoirs running dry and cities on the coast not building desalination plants, the writing’s on the wall. I wonder what California will do when other states start making motions in their state or the national congress to allow even limited private water-saving and point out California failing to invest in the power and desalination plants to cover say, even just LA. After all, it wasn’t the rainfall on the actual land that people used to push neighbors out, it was control of the water that flowed from uphill sources that allowed this strategy and triggered ‘little wars’ on the frontier. That’s the difference between an acre-foot and a lake.

    The reason a lot of people keep seeds is the same reason that people like to keep historical records such as books outside the hands of censors. It’s information in a tangible form. It’s pretty hard to remotely erase a seed. The major way to do it would probably make laws enabling (common-law) or disabling (patents) a moot point! No mouths on Earth left to feed, no need anywhere on Earth for a farm. XD

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