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Socrates is now a Global Moderator and this is his Board
« on: September 03, 2016, 08:16:25 PM »
Socrates, permaculture has been something that caught my eye and I have been posting on and off about it since about 2011... Looking back I see you posted about it here, years ago too.

(I have a feeling) of all the folks here you may actually be the most expert or knowledegable about permaculture so please feel free to post all you know, including links and videos photos etc.
So this is your Board, all I ask is,
Please keep the earlier Topics, which I have moved here to this newly-created Board. :)
All The Best,
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« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 09:51:20 PM by Yowbarb »

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Re: Socrates is now a Global Moderator and this is his Board
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 12:16:38 AM »
Thanks, Barb. I'm glad to. I'm also glad to add the things i have learned recently, since there were many important things i hadn't even heard of a few years ago that are part of my arsenal today.
I'll be checking out what it means to have my own board   :)
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 10:31:57 PM by Socrates »
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Re: Socrates is now a Global Moderator and this is his Board
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 12:36:47 AM »
Thanks, Barb. I'm glad to. I'm also glad to add the things i have learned recently, since there were many important things i hadn't even heard of a few years ago that are part of my arsenal today.
I'll be checking out what it means to have my own board  :P
Awesome that you are here as a MOD! :)
Goodnight, different time zone here. 03:36 EDT.
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Re: Socrates is now a Global Moderator and this is his Board
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 03:03:25 AM »
Congradulations Socrates!  ;D

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Re: Socrates is now a Global Moderator and this is his Board
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 05:13:40 PM »
Welcome to MOD-ville, Socrates!  You have a lot of good stuff to offer and most everyone is eager to read and absorb it.

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Re: Socrates is now a Global Moderator and this is his Board
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 10:07:06 AM »
Welcome, Socrates.

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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 10:34:23 AM »
Mainstream data: 50 years ago agricultural soils contained 10 to 20 times more minerals than they do today. If you have researched health, you know minerals are everything [and if you don't already know that, you've got some reading to do].
That means that people 50 years ago did not have to know as much about nutrition and health.
In 1900 about 3% of folks died from heart attacks or cancer. Three percent. In other words, a century ago your chances of living well despite ignorance were downright good. But times have changed.

We live in hard times but we also have the internet. It is a huge mistake to act as if things have not changed, both for good or for bad. If you don't acknowledge how much things have gone downhill you are screwed, but if you don't embrace the opportunities of our age, you're screwed too. You have to know what problems you face and what solutions present themselves as well. If you live and act as if you were born 100 years ago, you cannot deal with our age. You can lament your situation then but it's not the fault of the age in which you live, it's your fault that you're holding on to an age that has come and gone.


This internet age offers each of us solutions with which we can survive what's coming. People 50 or 100 years ago would not be able to deal with what's coming as well as we! They didn't have internet and they were healthy but also utterly ignorant. It would be a grave mistake to think they were well informed. That's just about being idealistic and sentimental.
We live in an age in which individuals all over the world are spreading knowledge that liberates and heals. People like Bill Mollison and people like Paul Wheaton and Geoff Lawton who follow in his footsteps.
The knowledge such people provide offers each of us the tools by which we can succeed without loads of money, energy, and time. Permaculture techniques offer us chances to succeed where farmers all over the world fail. A lot of it is about the knowledge that was lost to our age due to corporate interests, monopolies, and consumerism but people 100 years ago didn't know about techniques in other parts of the world. It is the internet that brings all of that knowledge together for us to enjoy. Techniques from Egypt, Mexico, China, the Americas,, all of these come together at this time. Yes it's true that the local knowledge that was common 100 years ago isn't known by regular folk today, but if people but access the net, they will have at their disposal knowledge that stems from all over the world and from all ages, both ancient and modern. Nostalgia about the past is futile, illogical, and inappropriate. Though it came at a great price, the knowledge at our fingertips today far exceeds that of anybody in the past, be they farmer or scientist (just like everyday folk enjoy all kinds of other technologies that people 100 years ago couldn't even dream of).

However, what one sees people in today's world do is ignore just about everything the internet has to offer, excepting online shopping, porn, and social media. But it's not just things on the other side of the planet they ignore; foggage farming is about having fields of dozens of types of grass and other plants together and rotating fields. At the Fordhall Project they don't need tractors, they don't have to cut hay in autumn and they don't have to stall and feed their livestock in winter. Easy peasy japanesy... Yet all the farmers surrounding Fordhall just go on cutting the hay and feeding it to their cows in winter, working their butts off and barely making ends meet. The folks at Fordhall don't even need a tractor but their cattle graze their fields all winter long [actually gaining weight!] and their produce is both of a higher quantity as well as a higher quality than that of the farms surrounding them.
Fordhall's been at this for 50 years but other farmers just fall in line with conventional methods, even when they're really killing them.

So what will you pass on to the new world? Will you pass on the knowledge and attitude of the losers of today's society, or will you enjoy the fruits that this age has to offer?
I'm telling you this after years of research: farming should be easy but people make it hard! LIFE should be easy. And this age in which we live offers opportunities most folks can imagine as poorly as people 100 years ago could imagine laptops, space shuttles, and ipods.
Did you know you can determine the gender of your child and plan pregnancy through absolutely natural means? [The Billings Method; gender is discussed on page 70 of the book.]
Did you know that wet pots are something like 27 times better for saving water than drip irrigation? Drip irrigation is supposed to be 'modern' and it's now being exported all around the world to so-called developing countries, but wet pots are a 3000-year old technique coming from ancient Egypt. Yeah, it takes digging in some pots but for your own personal garden, it pays to use wet pots and save your water.

You would never learn about any of these options if you ignored what the internet has to offer you today.
If you would learn many such opportunities that might turn out to be life savers after TEOTWAWKI, you are welcome at my board where i've been collecting them since 2009.
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Re: Socrates is now a Global Moderator and this is his Board
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 01:07:18 PM »
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However, what one sees people in today's world do is ignore just about everything the internet has to offer, excepting online shopping, porn, and social media.

Yes, with those in Awareness being exceptions.  We use the web to learn survival skills, access peer-reviewed health studies, share what we've learned, study the wisdom of the ancients, and continuously stretch our minds to purge old paradigms that don't fit our ever-opening understanding.  Some of the discussions that we've had on this board have been priceless, and might never have occurred in another setting without the web.  The expansion of our learning when we pool our acquired knowledge and insight together seems to be exponential rather than linear - perhaps as intended by a Higher Power that knows time is short and our need to be brought quickly up to speed, so great.   :)


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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 10:27:44 AM »
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However, what one sees people in today's world do is ignore just about everything the internet has to offer, excepting online shopping, porn, and social media.

Yes, with those in Awareness being exceptions.  We use the web to learn survival skills, access peer-reviewed health studies, share what we've learned, study the wisdom of the ancients, and continuously stretch our minds to purge old paradigms that don't fit our ever-opening understanding.  Some of the discussions that we've had on this board have been priceless, and might never have occurred in another setting without the web.  The expansion of our learning when we pool our acquired knowledge and insight together seems to be exponential rather than linear - perhaps as intended by a Higher Power that knows time is short and our need to be brought quickly up to speed, so great.   :)
Agree 100%.  Just an hour ago a friend who owns an herbal shop phoned me to talk about a customer, who is coming with spouse, to see them soon.  This customer has a condition that conventional medicine will automatically brand "Delusional Parasitosis", without even examining the patient.  It's a given.  Thus, herbal friend is now getting input from about four of her most trusted herbal/alternative sources, so as to be better prepared to help said customer, who received a $1,000 bill from the ER, for basically no treatment and no treatment options.

Because so many of those learning and seeking in the so-called alternative fields of health and medicine hail from different backgrounds, and that each one has a slightly different view of a given subject,  it this "pooling of our acquired knowledge and insight together" that is leading us from the allopathic way and mindset towards true wholism/holism, which is constantly being tweaked and improved, just when we thought "it's done".

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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2017, 12:10:01 PM »
Absolutely!