freedom to thrive

Beginnings and endings:
“Over the last 50 years, food and zoning laws have worked to minimize subsistence activities in populated areas. Not only have we lost the culture of subsistence, but we’ve instituted legal requirements that make it almost impossible for many people to engage in simple subsistence activities that cut their energy use, reduce their ecological impact, improve their food security and improve their communities. In some cases, these laws were instituted for fairly good reasons, in many cases, for bad ones that associate such activities with poverty…

…We can’t wait until everyone sees a garden full of food as beautiful and lush. Instead, we’ve got to make sure that even those who still think it looks old fashioned and dirty don’t get to control something so basic as our future anymore.”
*Sharon Astyk

Read the rest here: http://scienceblogs.com/casaubonsbook/2012/02/facing_the_zoning_monster.php?utm_source=editorspicks

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Show up, speak up, grow up and grow it, and do what you gotta do to keep on keepin’ on.

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