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Dr. "B" told us earlier this week to invest our money (before hyperinflation sets in) in capital goods or "assets." Dr. Gary North has a unique take on what constitutes a "capital asset," and Dr. "B" agrees that he is right.
For the uninitiated, those who have not been regular readers of Chembio Update, and those who have been regular readers but have not followed any of the precepts given, (and we hear from a lot of you who have all kinds of reasons why you have not done such and such). But for the initiated, here is some good advice. Get started now. Food will be in short supply next year. Dr. "B" does not know how to make that any clearer.
As we roll into 2011, there will be outright areas of feast or famine...period!
Soil and health are related. This has been known for two generations to organic farmers, but the general public is still unaware of this. The pioneer researcher was Sir Albert Howard. For a summary of his findings and a bibliography, click here.
An important investment that we can make over the next 12 months is to build up the nutrient capacity of our back yards. The soil will be healthier, and we will be, too. . . later.
One way to begin is to make a soil test. Your county agricultural agent probably offers this for free or inexpensively. There may be a local university that offers this service. See what basic minerals your soil lacks.
Second, consider adding earth worms. They can help aerate your soil.
Third, I recommend the products of a soil specialist company, Nitron. I came across the firm when I lived near Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their products make unproductive soils highly productive. This usually takes several years.
Fourth, use non-hybrid seeds. This way, you will not become dependent on seed companies. The crops will build up immunity to local pests and blights over the years. If your neighbors are out of work, you can share food with them. Share the seeds, too. They can plant their own gardens.
Fifth, buy used gardening tools, cheap. They can be shared with neighbors.
Sixth, start composting.
Good soil is a capital asset. We don't think of it in this way today, but in World War II, soil suitable for "victory gardens" was seen as an asset.
If you have children, gardening can become a productive use of their time.
If there are neighborhood children with time on their hands in summer, let them garden for you for a 50-50 split of the crops if they use your back yard. Offer them 80% if they use their back yards. You provide the seeds. Spend time teaching them. Their parents will appreciate your interest in helping their children. This will not be perceived as pre-survivalism.
I think this strategy of localism is correct.
It takes a degree of subtlety to promote this agenda before it's too late for your neighbors to take low-cost action in the midst of a financial crisis.
An investment in better soil is a long-term investment. The sooner you get started, the higher the return when the return will be needed. In the meantime, enjoy gardening.
Here is a simple soil testing kit you can order on Amazon.com:
Don't wait! If you didn't start your garden last spring, you've waited mighty late. Get your
soil preparation for next spring started now!
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