During the height of the war, when food was rationed through scarcity, there were 3.5 million allotments in Britain, producing over a million tonnes of vegetables and it was estimated that in 1944 British gardeners produced between 2 and 3 million tons of food overall!
Many people are feeling dis-empowered and frustrated at the way the world around them seems to be disintegrating.
It is the role of mainstream media to keep you locked in that paradigm, for it is much easier to control and influence those who feel helpless and dis-empowered…ask any victim of domestic violence or bullying!
You can reclaim your power, along with your humanity, in just a few short steps…steps that will lead you on to bigger and better things!
Change the world, starting today, with just a few, very small changes…
If we are merely consumers, then exercise your power daily and often.
Count how much you refused to give to the corporations…for they are definitely counting!
Our grandparents were actively encouraged by government to be frugal during the war years of WW2 and how many times have you heard them say that those times were happier and more fulfilling…
Processed, TV dinners and junk food is killing us…return to the art of cooking and eating at a dining table.
Clean out wardrobes and closets.
Give away or sell what is surplus to your quality of life.
Don’t just drive into town where parking meters are waiting to gobble up your precious pennies…park on the outskirts and walk in.
You will meet other people, enjoy your surroundings and get some good exercise, as well as save money and avoid the stress of parking wardens!
The social life on Allotments and Community Gardens is fantastic!
Find out the email addresses of local and national newspapers and fire off the regular broadside at them, about issues you feel concerned about.
You have a voice, use it!
Your local and national politicians are happy to engage with you at election time and expect you to be quiet and timid for the duration of their office…time to change that, don’t you think?
Over recent months it has become more and more apparent that there is a massive problem rolling towards us in the financial markets.
Money that is put into savings and pension plans is being scooped up and processed out of the country, to be invested in other, slave-labour nations of corruption and despotism.
That money should be invested in our own economies, but, asking for integrity and honesty from the bankers and brokers is a useless and pointless exercise.
So, it behoves us all to think and act in a prompt and practical way to avoid, as best we can, being a hapless victim in all of this.
1.Grow food. Edible gardens, allotments, containers, patios and window ledges…great fun too!
2.Build a pantry and stock it well. This will cut down on multiple visits to the supermarket.
3.Learn as many practical skills and crafts as you can. Knitting, sewing, carpentry…everything is treasured that is hand made.
4.De-clutter your home. Let the energy flow freely around your living space.
5.Teach yourself to cook and bake. This is a real chance to improve your health and become powered up!
6.Collect together a library of knowledge and interest. The internet may never be as reliable as a solid book of information.
7.Invest in the most comfortable bed you can afford. You do, after all, spend one third of your precious life in bed!
8.Make your home cosy and draught-free. Your home is your haven, your sanctuary, your blessed space…be comfortable and warm in it.
9.Bulk-buy local when available. This will enable you to turn food gluts into storable feasts.
10.Invest in a chest freezer and put it in your new pantry…don’t forget, even a spare room will double as a pantry, especially a north facing one.
Bealtaine Cottage is also on YouTube…with over 100 videos about Permaculture, planting, growing and living.
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