Blaine Lindsey

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aloha! i was thinking: first of all focus on amending your soil and retaining moisture and compost/mulching all of those things to get your land all ripe while your lookin for ways to raise money and network. Maybe communicate with your neighbors and locals & have multiple families invest in your farm in exchange for produce when the harvest comes like CSA(community supported agriculture) type of deal, some way to get the message across tothe neighborhood that with your farming and their investments everyone involved can live happier, healthier lives. grow mainly potatoes but maybe add in other vegetables that families love to eat so that during harvest season your investors are well fed! i love the pick your own strawberry patch idea! i guess its all about advertisement in this world and getting your name out there! post flyers or go door to door or maybe set up shop at your local farmers market and the ones in towns nearby to sell your main cashcrops & homemade food products get people to know your farm name and everything. use permaculture as your foundation and your bound for success! keep amending your soil and making your land as impressive and thriving as possible so you can show by example why people would want to invest! the organic/non-gmo/ natural foods movement is growing fast and its a big market, communicate with your local family owned restaurants that use potatoes alot and network with them, tel them you can produce all of their potatoes- beautiful, organic, local potatoes and kitchen herbs that would be a great selling point for the restaurant, would be a great investment for them to give you guys money in order to get set up! just a few ideas good luck i wish you all the best!
5 years ago
you make india sound very pleasant indeed! cinnamon, cardamon, peppercorn !! beautiful! would love to travel there! and oh! silly me i just googled "kerala to auroville" and listed what they said haha your timesounds more realistic! w
6 years ago
Auroville is only an 8 hour and 8 minute drive from you You'll love the city!
http://www.auroville.org/

Ive always wanted to live there, a community devoted to being a model of peace and self-sustainability to the world. You're aloud to build your own house/ grow your own food, etc. Im sure they have many permaculture, off-the-grid, self-sustainable projects& examples! After searching forabit I found the Lumiere and Sadhana forests that aurovillians are involved with!
6 years ago
how about a thin volcanic rock slab if you have a local rockshop in town. or some other type of thin yet heat absorbing platform so the heat coming from below wouldnt be that bad because it would help to heat up the volcanic rock enough to capture just enough heat to help process the liquid (i have one made of mostly silica, they used to use them in ancient days to solar cook bread) + you can make it so the hot air stays in the dehydrating chamber longer by controlling how/where it flows out! create some type of oven environment where the hot air that enters cant escape easily or until you release it? Im trying to make one too!
6 years ago
I believe it! Ive heard of skeletal remains of giants being found off the coast of India a few years back, too. And when thinking about all these monolithic structures of the ancient past, it seem very plausible! Plus, in many spiritual circles it is said that we are only in a transitionary phase in our evolution and that in the next stage we will be becoming giants.
Thinking about the types of foods that would be available in large amounts for a community of giants it makes sense! all the sprouted grains, oats,nuts of the fields- all the coconuts, dates, bananas of the palm trees, sea veggies and mussels, plentiful greens& veggies, the raw milk of the beasts of the land, the fruit all year round in a permaculture/tropical environment. etc. its very possible for giants to sustain themselves!
6 years ago
yea monoculture is never really the best idea except when working inside of & in aid of a larger permacultural design. When i said growing large amounts of Monocots i definately meant in a permaculture setting with each monocot adding to their environment. Like Corn/beans/squash. being an example
6 years ago
thank you for the tip, id love to join, loooking into it right now! good luck with and sending you much energy&light to all of your farming endeavors! Maybe in the next few seasons we can trade harvested seeds, crops, homemade products!
6 years ago
AH So monocots are my new favorite family of plants, they are flowering plants whose seedlings only have one cotyledon, and whose flowers are trimerous, they have either 3,6, or 9 petals. Also they all have leaves with parallel veins, and thier stems do not form branches and most growth goes to the top
most importantly, they consist of plants that are extremely important to human diets! so All wheat and grasses, teff, oats, asparagus, yam, agave, onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, chives, lemongrass, bamboo, sugarcane, yucca, corn, coconut, dates, all palms, all bananas, papyrus, rice, barley, all orchids, lillies, tulips, cardamom, vanilla, leeks, butcher's broom, smilax, pineapple, millet, pacaya, acai, peach palms, many more!

a revelation ive had though, is that most monocots dont require nutrient rich soil to grow and thrive! this means that we can grow large amounts of them in depleted soil like that found in most of America and urban/suburban areas! This does two things
1) feeds the communities with some of the most nutrient rich foods that need to be re-introduced and revolutionized in how they're grown/ eaten
2)by utilizing the stalks, stems, straw, and etc from the harvest's we can lower our dependence on cutting down trees+ create jobs and american independence with paper/ carpentry etc. AND all unused biomass can be used very efficiently as cover compost in permaculure applications to rejuvinate the depleted soil!

What do you guys think about this? any favorite monocots? I personally eat alot of sprouted spelt, coconut, dates, bananas, yam
6 years ago
permaculture- a word only brought up in circles under fruit trees, when you type it into a searchbar or a post to facebook, a red squiggle line appears under it. Only people who lead or desire to lead a sustainablelifestle bring the topic of permaculture to their lips. They were the ones to first bring it up, to invent the word. sustainable lifestyles fueled by a system of symbiotic relationships with nature, creating a culture of human life that is permanent because it exists as an integral part of Nature as a whole. Its that Strand of human nature that stayed strong through this whole musical of the past 300 years of industrial growth. That consciousness that keeps ancient traditions alive, keeps connected with the Earth, bides its time. Permaculture is a re-interpretation of the language and conversation we as a society maintain with our local environments. It is the establishment of systems that no longer parasite the planet, the production of resources that is tied intrinsically to a holistic relationship with the land, plants, animals, OURSELVES! Permaculture also consists of studying the Nature, respecting and learning from her design as much as you can, thus further respecting and learning about yourself! mimicking and attemping always to add to It's and Your infinite ability to bring enough bounty and harvest for all and more!
6 years ago
I think you should get goats and have them eat it for you! i was just talking to a friend yesterday about the health benefits of raw goat milk, and how maybe it would be even more nutritious if the goats were aloud to graze on hemp or any plant with a large amount of cannabinoids! did you know there are cannabinoids in human mother's breast milk? they play a vital role in human development. maybe it would be a great addition to the health of the goats+its milk+ knocks it out of your yard
6 years ago