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Preserving the Harvest

PreservingFood means survival. Our ancestors knew this, they spent much of the year working in fields or gardens growing food for the household. The shift from self-reliance to consumerism has been recent in the history of humanity, to the point where whole Cities are thousands of miles removed from the majority of food that is consumed within it’s boundaries. Somehow I don’t think that even the Roman’s were that stupid – and look where their imperial system got them.

This wouldn’t be a problem if we could guarantee the supply of food to the passive masses indefinitely, as though the governments of our countries were capable of forcing agribusinesses to do their beck and calling. I strongly believe that the tables have turned and it is the agribusineses that hold sway over parliament, with mega-multi-nationals producing the bulk of staple foods in North America.

What can I do?

Grow your own, Can your own

Seems like a lot of effort, but really, the payment comes in the middle of winter when we are able to eat fruit from our garden that has been preserved with all natural ingredients.

Do you grow your own food? Perhaps you should consider starting out small and learning some of the skills of the trade. One day you might need them.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

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