We believe a food crisis will happen sometime before the year 2030 leaving large groups of people without enough to eat. Food production is affected by many things such as: weather patterns, price of oil, supplies in fish\crops, global debt, and inflation.
When “it” hits the fan, you have a choice. You are either a Grower, a Hoarder are about to become a Detainee of the Homeland Security Dept.
Regardless of how much food you hoard, there is a limit. We have chosen to become a Grower and share our knowledge and experiences with others. We have developed a Garden for Sustainable Living plan for growing all year long without any fossil fuels.
Our concept is simple; get your neighborhood to plant a Sustainable Gardens, that is the solution but the problem is how to do that.
Our plan is to build and demonstrate Gardens for Sustainable Living and to encourage others to copy our design.
Our gardens use Heirloom Seeds and:
EarthBarrels .... a patio self wicking container gardening system
EarthBeds ....raised self wicking beds with cloches
If you support our project, post that you did, and we win, we will send you a DVD of each of the above systems.
Our first garden was a three year arrangement with the city of Toledo, Oregon. It is a 7,500-square-foot abandoned community garden site, and all the above has been build. It requires twenty 28 self watering EarthBarrels, 8 self watering EarthBeds, and a 20 X 20 greenhouse with subterranean heating and a compost hot water system for Aquaponics.
Seeds of Change, a company selling heirloom seeds, is having a contest on how to encourage people to grow gardens and we have submitted our plan.
Only Facebook accounts are allowed to vote. If we receive enough votes to be in the top 50, our plan goes to the judges voting round. There will 16 winners out of the 50. The winners will receive a grant for at least $10,000.
We will use the grant money do a second garden in Siletz, Oregon. We will build a web site with free plans and free videos of how to build a sustainable garden for all supporters. We will acquire a mobile pizza oven.
The mobile pizza oven is to serve vegetarian pizza, to gardeners and to potential gardening friends. The pizza will be baked in a wood fired oven at the Garden for Sustainable Living. They will be made with heirloom vegetables that were just picked from the garden.
If you think our plan has merit, please vote for our plan.
Our plan was placed on Seed of Change Facebook page April 22 at 12 pm EDT.
Each Facebook account can vote once a day until May 17. We need people who will vote EVERY DAY.