USDA Wheat DERAILED 25% – Start Growing Today!

We are seeing massive crop losses across the world due to the Grand Solar Minimum — ideally, we have alternative systems in place to produce food for our families and communities BEFORE the system collapses completely. What is happening now is historically what happens before famine.

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Moringa @ 2 weeks / Lil Aquaponics Blues

Moringa @ 2 weeks / Lil Aquaponics Blues

A quick view of the Moringa Oleifera starts at two weeks, roughly 6-8″ (fresh potting soil), and one in “less fresh” potting soil that is 4″. Also, an ammonia spike inspires discussion of the frustrations of running a small (50gal) aquaponics system.

Also in this video:

* new T5 (2×4′) lamp for the indoor grow station
* ladybug eggs! and thus a future generation was born to combat the evil aphids

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The State is a Threat to Your Food Security

We need multiple, redundant sources of food to ensure our food security. Evidencing this, following the Oregon Organic Standoff last month, a city in Australia has taken the step of DESTROYING 11 city blocks of productive food forest — 7 years of effort invested — that was providing fresh fruit and greens to over 200 people. The state is NOT here to ensure our food; only we can step up and take responsibility for the food security of our families and communities.

Source:
* http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/7-years-of-work-on-food-forest-destroyed-over-permit/
* http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-31/urban-food-street-trees-culled-sunshine-coast/8576700

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IAF: A Call to Spread Awareness

IAF issues a sincere call to spread awareness of the Grand Solar Minimum we have entered and the importance of GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD, and, in sharing the message, building stronger, self-sufficient communities to thrive in the times ahead.

“Survival seed packs” do a disservice by implying a sense of food security, when in fact, it is the knowledge of how to grow food, save seeds for next year, and share this knowledge with a growing, self-sufficient community. IAF explores how to meet the most basic of human needs in a bottom-up (individual) model, without the state to provide for you.

Also in this video:

* hill your potatoes at 8-10″ high. potatoes are top of list of calorie-rich food.
* viewing spirulina algae at 1200x

Links visited in video ( via http://twitter.com/IceAgeFarmer ):

* https://www.vencoreweather.com/blog/2…
* https://eos.org/articles/a-volcanic-t…

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Green String Farm: On Constant Reinvestment

I visit the Green String Farm, home of the Green String Institute, known for its sustainable farming practices. One of their mottos is “50% for people, 50% for nature.” At any one time, half of the farm is dedicated to restoring/improving/building its soil and productive processes, while the other half is actually producing for people. Clearly these aren’t entirely mutually exclusive, but it’s a guiding principal.

Ice Age Farmer discusses the application of this principle both to one’s own self-sufficiency in the coming Grand Solar Minimum, underscoring the need to constantly reinvest in ones own property and processes (and learning!), but also to the 50%/50% balance many of us must currently strike between maintaining a life in the current paradigm while preparing simultaneously to thrive in the changing times.

Also in this video:

* Worm Bin Basics — (time to setup the worm bin!)
* Freshly picked cherries
* A freaking huge stack of trays for microgreens

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My aquaponics came undone yesterday, though fortunately I was immediately nearby and came to the rescue. This underscored for me, however, the importance of following through on projects. — ARE YOU FOLLOWING THROUGH ON YOUR FAMILY’S FOOD SECURITY?

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.

— Edward Harriman

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IAF Methodology and Compost Heater

Taking daily steps towards radical self-sufficiency means looking each day at what INPUT is required. Identifying these inputs and creating systems that will produce them for tomorrow allows you to push forward that frontier of producing your own inputs–and increasingly leveraging your own outputs!

Each step increases your resilience. This concept must be applied to the communities we build as well.

Today, I apply this methodology to one of the two elephants in the room with respect to the challenges of moving our food production to sustainable off-grid indoor growing in order to ensure our food security in this Grand Solar Minimum: HEAT.

A compost water heater generates HEAT (up to 160F/70C) as it produces COMPOST, which can be used for growing further crops. By completing the cycle here, you generate energy AND reduce your dependence on external inputs!

Also in this video:

* drilling holes for a new 2″NFT pipe
* transferring dwarf moringa oleifera starts in coco coir into containers under LED lights

… and a spider spins a web across one of my grow beds.

YOU CAN DO THIS AT HOME! –And you should, to produce clean food for your family. It’s that or watch as the food prices continue to increase, and ultimately, the shelves empty completely.

Start taking daily steps NOW towards radical self-sufficiency so that you can thrive in the current Grand Solar Minimum / Little Ice Age.

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Mushrooms: Mycelium Inoculation at 6 Weeks

Take a quick peek as the mycelium starts to spread throughout the medium (straw). Mycelium is the vegetative part of the mushroom fungus. Once the medium is fully inoculated, I’ll cut a hole in the bag, and mushrooms will fruit out.

YOU CAN DO THIS AT HOME — and you SHOULD! Start taking responsibility for your family’s food security today!

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Spirulina: Chelating Iron for your Medium

Join me as I set up two new tanks (a 30 and a 40 gallon) to grow Spirulina, including discussion of the recipe medium, which is the secret sauce of farming this superfood algae. See the complete medium recipe at http://iceagefarmer.com/spirulina !

In this, part two, we use green tea as a chelating agent to chelate iron from iron sulphate. I also tease a bit the idea of using a compost heater to maintain temperature in a Spirulina tank. It’d take a ton of tinkering, but beats using 2x150W heaters 24/7!

And see also Part One: for all medium ingredients and tank setup for farming Spirulina:

And Part Two: Chelating Iron for the medium:

The iron sulphate elixir, which I might not use again if I can find PURE iron sulphate without sugar and coloring in it, is here.

Finally, a peek at the tanks after one week, when it’s time to turn on the lights:

YOU CAN DO THIS AT HOME! –And you should, to produce clean food for your family. It’s that or watch as the food prices continue to increase, and ultimately, the shelves empty completely.

Start taking daily steps NOW towards radical self-sufficiency so that you can thrive in the current Grand Solar Minimum / Little Ice Age.

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On Exponential Change (and Ladybugs)

Today I introduced an army of ladybugs to help me in the grand battle against Aphids.

Also, the nature of exponential growth, recognizing this in the climatic events playing out around us, and the importance of spreading the word about the Grand Solar Minimum and the associated larger cycles of empires/civilizations on Earth.

The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the #exponential function.

Albert Allan Bartlett

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