Suddenly having a garden is in again. People are starting to recognize what’s going on in the modern food systems and are beginning to take steps to solidify their personal food supply.
Not only are people having their own gardens, but they’re seeking out quality food from local growers, buying into CSAs, and other ways of avoiding major food companies.
Other classicly homestead style skills are experiencing a major resurgence in cities and suburbs all over the place. Things like raising chickens, keeping bees, or even as simple as canning are everywhere you look.
As crime rises throughout the cities and suburbs, people who never worried about it before are recognizing the need for protecting themselves. Firearms sales are booming.
People recognize that the economic system that we’re saddled with right now can’t survive. They know that it’s a big house of cards. Most of them can’t accept it, but if you dig into it with them, they know.
Now is the time to get out of your shell. Talk to people. Teach them. Even if you don’t know much, if you know more than they do, share what you can.
Influence people with actions, not words. Influence them by teaching them how to do things, how to be self reliant, how to reduce their depencencies on handouts from the government and from corporate interests.
See, like I’ve said before, you can’t go it alone. You need to have people nearby that you know, and have relationships with. And these folks need to have skills, and in some cases that means you may have to teach them.
Build community. You’re gonna need it.