Monday, June 19, 2023

R-26 Local Food as Parallel Agriculture (Agrarianism!)

Resistance 26

By Tim Gamble
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Over on my Dystopian Survival website, I recently recommended a video to my readers. I think the topic of the video is very appropriate for my Resistance series, too, since it is about building alternative systems, one of the foundational principles of Resistance. In particular, it is about creating an alternative food / agricultural system.

The video is Local Food as Parallel Agriculture (click the title to watch it on YouTube). It is a 15-minute speech given at Hillsdale College earlier this year by Joel Salatin. 

Joel Salatin and his family own Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He is also the author of a number of books, including You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise and Polyface Micro: Success with Livestock on a Homestead Scale. (Click the book titles to find them on Amazon.)

Mr. Salatin gives some eye-popping information during this speech. Just one example: there are now more prison inmates than farmers in America. But what really caught my attention is how similar Salatin's idea is to the concept of Biblical Agrarianism* that I have been talking about on Dystopian Survival. Please take 15 minutes to watch this video. You won't regret it.

For those who don't know, Biblical Agrarianism* is a return to the old paths of self-reliance and local economies built around agrarian communities. It doesn't mean everyone has to be a farmer or homesteader, just that our society and government should revolve around the importance of food production and other natural resources on a local scale. 

* I realize that some folks are turned-off by any Bible or religious talk. If you prefer to think of it as just "Agrarianism," that is certainly okay. It is much the same thing, so let's not get bogged down in semantics

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