rbrgs McCoy

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Lots of people in Puna (Hawaii) live on catchment.  I've been washing dishes and clothes and people with rainwater for 25 years.
7 years ago
Move somewhere where land is cheap. 
7 years ago
Well, if they are introducing puma, then sooner or later, things will balance out.  NY has quite a few [s]hunger[/s] too many people, though, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to have pumas harvest that meat, turn a problem into a solution, ya know.

7 years ago
Sweet clover, although it's also toxic to animals.  Or alfalfa, but that will only grow if the land is fairly fertile to begin with.

Look for wild legumes in ditches and along the roadside. 
7 years ago
My ex-neighbor was an ice dealer; I figured he would tell all his clients...and he must have, cause no one ever came down the road past his place.....

Letting everyone think you're crazy enough to just shoot them and worry about jail later avoids the necessity of actually doing so.
7 years ago
It's called Neofeudalism.
7 years ago
Humans and food plant have co-evolved for thousands of years.  Wild humans haven't been around for a while; even the few remaining modern hunters and gatherers have trade relationships with agriculturalists.  And the human population was pretty low back then.

FWIW, the genie is out of the bottle and many food plants (and weeds) have already been spread everywhere they will grow.  I don't think this is a bad  thing; I grow plants from all over all mixed together.  Confuses the heck out of the pests.....
7 years ago
What with the unemployment rate the way it is, agriculture systems that need lots of labor aren't necessarily a bad thing. 
7 years ago
When humans first arrived in Hawaii, the only edible plants were some raspberries that birds had introduced and a few coconuts that had washed up on the beach.  And the native plants don't compete well; the ecosystem was isolated, and there weren't any large herbivores. 

All the plants that humans eat were introduced from somewhere, and have been bred and selected, sometimes for thousands of years.  Permaculture is supposed to be permanent agriculture, not a reversion to hunting and gathering.

7 years ago
It can take a whole lifetime to learn about one place.  How can people who aren't farmers grow roots?
7 years ago