Episode 146 - Lessons in Resistance: Building Communities

09/19/20104 Comments

Running Time: 1:00:00

Description:People are isolated from each other, public spaces are being privatized, and we are being punished for attempting to grow our own food. There is only one solution: resistance. Join us this week as we explore how to build communities through revolutionary gardening, revolutionary walking and other everyday activities.


Documentation - Cabbagegate
Time Reference: 17:49
Description: The New World Next Week covers the story of a Georgia man who is being sued for growing fruits and vegetables on his own property.
Link To: YouTube.com
Documentation - MediaMonarchy post on cabbagegate
Time Reference: 17:50
Description: More information about the case.
Link To: FoodWorldOrder.com
Documentation - Swat Team Raids an Organic Ohio Co-op
Time Reference: 22:21
Description: A 2008 article that was unfortunately only a herald of things to come.
Link To: OpEdNews.com
Documentation - Green Thumbs Down: Community Gardeners Concerned About Proposed City Rules
Time Reference: 22:42
Description: Community gardeners are concerned about proposed new rules that would further regulate 300 gardens overseen by New York City.
Link To: beta.wnyc.org
Documentation - Pittsburgh wants to regulate community gardens
Time Reference: 23:00
Description: Pittsburgh city council have decided that one way to make up for their fiscal irresponsibility is to charge a fee and regulate honeybees, chickens and community gardens.
Link To: Constitution Party of Allegheny County
Documentation - City Hall Continues to Bury Community Gardens Under Permits and Procedures
Time Reference: 23:04
Description: First the city needs a letter from the owner of a property that says, yes, it's fine for someone to garden on his or her land. Then the city wants a site plan from the operator of said garden. Then the city wants a list of names and addresses of all
Link To: Dallas Observer
Documentation - Mariana Griggs Ain’t OK W/ City Option 4 Community Gardens
Time Reference: 23:19
Description: This recommended option will change the way we have created community gardens so far. First, there will be lots of meetings, with neighbors and interested parties (you know no one will be able to meet at the same time). Then there will be required si
Link To: Oak Cliff People
Documentation - EPA to regulate farm dust
Time Reference: 24:58
Description: You can't make this stuff up.
Link To: FoodWorldOrder.com
Documentation - Arizona Man Fights to Keep Gadsden Flag Flying Outside His Home
Time Reference: 25:15
Description: That's right, housing associations can tell you which military flags are acceptable to fly on your home and which are not.
Link To: Infowars.com
Documentation - Urban Garden Magazine
Time Reference: 28:00
Description: Home page of Urban Garden Magazine.
Link To: UrbanGardenMagazine
Documentation - Urban Garden Magazine cover
Time Reference: 28:40
Description: High quality sample cover of Urban Garden Magazine
Link To: The Corbett Report
Documentation - Urban Garden Magazine cover
Time Reference: 28:41
Description: A lower quality file of a sample cover of Urban Garden Magazine.
Link To: The Corbett Report
Documentation - DouglasLain.net
Time Reference: 39:32
Description: Home page of Douglas Lain.
Link To: DouglasLain.net
Documentation - Diet Soap podcast
Time Reference: 39:35
Description: Weekly podcast by Douglas Lain.
Link To: Podomatic
Documentation - Free Zone with Freeman - September 11, 2010
Time Reference: 50:39
Description: Contains some very profound words about the value of valuing our community and growing our own food.
Link To: Oracle Broadcasting
Documentation - Freeman TV
Time Reference: 51:06
Description: Home page of Freeman Fly.
Link To: FreemanTV.com

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  1. Not Another Not-Bot! says:

    As with successful businesses, along comes the big dog and takes over, or buys it out, or kills the owner and takes over, As Ahab and his wife Jezebel did to Naboth, for love of his nice little ancestral vineyard, in 1 Kings 21.

  2. mik says:

    Having your own food is beginning of independence. To many people this days don’t even know how vegetables grown in soil without chemical fertilizers tastes. What you eat is what you are.
    Therefore artificial crap like hydroponics cannot provide highly valuable natural food. Real food comes from dirt that is living organism, not just substrate with proper chemical ingredients, but an ecosystem with bacteria and fungi.

    If one decides to have an urban garden I would recommend to invest a bit more that would at the end provide more with less work. System of connected self-irrigated containers is excellent solution.

    Guide to Setting Up
    Your Own Edible Rooftop Garden
    page 52

    Containers should be as big as possible (my are 60*90*60cm) because majority of plants don’t like big day-night temperature fluctuations around roots.

  3. heartruth says:

    For beginner gardeners with a very small amount of space, I recommend:

    One Magic Square – Grow your own food on one square metre by Lolo Holbein

    Holbein survived the famine in post-WW II Netherlands. Her motivation for writing the book was her concerns about food security. The book is filled with practical advice on plot planning, composting, and how to grow plants in temperate climates. All on a one meter plot.

    For people interested something bigger for their community or market gardening purposes. This couple produce 8000kg of organically grown produce off a 1/4 acre plot of land in one growing season (New Zealand temperate climate) – off-grid!

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