Paleo Gardener wrote:
I've always felt like I'd like to get a large parcel of land in a small rural community (say 100 acres) and then plant a forest garden bigger than I could ever possibly use. Than I could let the neighbors harvest stuff for a small fee (so that it would be cheaper than grocery store produce) and I wouldn't have to worry about thieves. And if TEOTWAKI comes, I wouldn't have to worry about people stealing my food, because I would have so much I could practically feed the entire community. Although I have also toyed with the food fortress idea myself.
I read people like Naomi Wolfe, Lindsay Williams, Michael Ruppert, who have some seriously dire predictions about the near future.
John Polk wrote:
A point to remember about this Green Belt law is that only the land value is taxed lower, not the improvements. If you buy a $25,000 plot and build a $million Mc Mansion on it, you will pay reduced taxes on the land itself, but that mansion will be taxed at the full rate.