STUART TOWN FEEDS THE HUNGRY
1—WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? What are the benefits? We Build our community—see below, please. And remember 2021, when we may have adapted our town, built along the Big Mover of the day, the railroad, to serve local farmers, so that Stuart town becomes one built along the Big Mover of then, the internet/world wide web, to serve farmers such as we are, planet-wide.
a. Initially the thought was that we could be self-sufficient in vegetables. We’d feed the hungry. Like Todmorden, England: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/agriculture/food/4839784/Todmorden-Britains-first-self-sufficient-town.html
AND…There’s also Grow Food Not Lawns: http://growfood-notlawns.com/
Urban farmer grows one million pounds of food in the dead of winter: ‘On just 3 acres they are producing 1,000,000 pounds of food each year! How are they doing this?
-300-500 yards worm compost
-3 acres of land in green houses
-Growing all year using heat from compost piles
-Using vertical space’
A packed greenhouse produces a crop value of $5 Square Foot! ($200,000/acre).
b. But our town 150th is coming up @2021, and perhaps we can adapt the early vision for Stuart as a town to serve the famers in the area along the Big Mover of the time, the railroad to Stuart being a town that serves farmers all over the planet along the Big Mover of our time, the internet/world wide web.
In other words, we feed our hungry and teach others to feed theirs.
c. And we haven’t mentioned trees. We haven’t mentioned the great skills of our local gardeners—I’d call them Good E.G.G.s, Good Enthusiastic.Gardening.Guides. Someone has donated money for a tree to a local fellow, on the condition that he give ½ the crop to the food bank, for instance.
d. In Altucher’s ‘Outliers’ a town in Pennsylvania, if I recall correctly, was encouraged by a local religious leader to grow food, and there was a great sense of community, and there were longer lives.
2—WHERE’S THE MONEY IN THIS? We know that any organization must follow this saying, that ‘When your OUTgo exceeds your Income, your Upkeep will be your DOWNfall’.
a. Initally, there are YouTube videos, and Google AdSense. Here’s one summary: http://www.bmyers.com/public/Profiting_from_YouTube_videos.cfm
[‘If you post the right kind of video and it goes viral and gets hundreds of thousands or even millions of views, YouTube will pay you quite a bit of money.
Based on what YouTube has paid me, you'll earn about five thousand dollars for every 500,000 views a video gets - assuming you've monetized the video.’]
There are people who will teach this for free?
b. Websites, product sales, and all the options available online for seminars, etc. can be added.
c. Janet Switzer has a list of 52 ways, about which the author of Guerrilla Marketing could say ‘I made $20,000 on my book, and millions with additional ways’.
3—AND BY DOING THIS, WE BUILD OUR COMMUNITY.
a. We should go through our local established businesses, groups, and people. For instance, were someone to donate money for seeds, one way that basic sets could be distributed free, would be at local businesses who might also have for sale other things people would need. For $1000, one could buy beans, sweet corn, carrots, tomatoes, maybe 100 units? (Ask the Good E.G.G.s), from organic producers such as Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah—and were seeds saved, next year would be even cheaper? (There are hay-spreading ways to grow without as much effort, and youth groups could help?)
b. Good Enthusiastic.Gardening.Guides. (Good E.G.G.s) would be helpful. (Have I mentioned sprouting, or portable farms (a bigger investment? http://portablefarms.com/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=9&wysijap=subscriptions&user_id=9429 )
c. The YouTube work and the website, etc. should be managed by a local business, such as the newspaper. (If someone else, someone could advance money for beginning it, against a % of revenues. I could do it, but…I am working on taking the benefits of the Revolutions of the West planet-wide. Rosenstock’s summary in Gardner’s ‘Beyond Belief,’ Chapter 5 into an app!
d. We would develop valuable skills. Marketing efforts such as those above can be applied. Tourism? Just as farmers need lots of things, as we’ve seen in the development of Stuart town, so too the need for things would grow when we serve these new farmers.
And a nice thing is that we don’t have to start from scratch! Others have started it. I’ve left out much.
Love in King Jesus,
Charles Howard Hartman on Facebook