Just got off the phone with an old client/friend from New York.. He's worried.

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I did some marketing work for him years ago.
He didn't want to talk about marketing, he said, "Linwood, talk to me about farming."
He's worried about this chaos in our world today.
He's seen my posts about farming/gardening and wanted to know more about it.
He's in New York... streets and buildings everywhere.
I told him to GO BUY SEEDS NOW... and start planting stuff everywhere, where ever there is dirt. It takes 3 months to get a harvest.
I told him about Michael Ableman's farm in a major city... he farms in a large parking lot.
Right on the asphalt... just builds grow boxes in the parking lot and is feeding folks in Vancouver .. from the "parking lot farm"...
In other words, I told there's no reason why you can't GROW WHERE YOU ARE.
I also recommended rabbits.
While were were talking, his son walked up and said, "Dad, they closed down the schools."
You might as well face it, somethings are going to change, and getting food from California and Brazil might be a thing of the past.
Just thinking.
Linwood
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    I would agree with rabbits, but watch out for a member here, he hunts fluffy bunnies!

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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by AdmanMrWoo View Post

    He's in New York... streets and buildings everywhere.
    I told him to GO BUY SEEDS NOW... and start planting stuff everywhere, where ever there is dirt. It takes 3 months to get a harvest.

    Linwood
    If your friend is in NYC now would be a great time to get lettuce growing. Very easy to start and can with stand the cold nights if properly cared for. They will be ready to pick in a few weeks. Spinach also grows fast in this area.

    From Burbee -
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    "Most lettuce varieties mature in 45 to 55 days, allowing many gardeners to plant two or even three crops. But looseleaf and butterhead leaves can be harvested at just about any time in their development. Heading varieties take longer to mature. Romaine takes 75 to 85 days and crisphead 70 to 100 days."

    More on their site - not a affiliate link - https://www.burpee.com/gardenadvicec...icle10236.html
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    • Profile picture of the author AdmanMrWoo
      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      If your friend is in NYC now would be a great time to get lettuce growing. Very easy to start and can with stand the cold nights if properly cared for. They will be ready to pick in a few weeks. Spinach also grows fast in this area.

      From Burbee -
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      "Most lettuce varieties mature in 45 to 55 days, allowing many gardeners to plant two or even three crops. But looseleaf and butterhead leaves can be harvested at just about any time in their development. Heading varieties take longer to mature. Romaine takes 75 to 85 days and crisphead 70 to 100 days."

      More on their site - not a affiliate link - https://www.burpee.com/gardenadvicec...icle10236.html

      WHAT A GREAT LINK... THANKS DWOLFE



      HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO ABOUT THAT GUY WHO GROWS FOOD ON ABANDONED PARKING LOTS... Nice guy, I've met him.


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  • Profile picture of the author smedia11
    I think Urban Farming is going to be a hot trend soon.

    For some reason I got the "pepper" bug about 3 months ago and have been stocking up on food, water and redesigning my yard for self-sustainability.

    All ornamental plants will be coming out of the beds and replaced with edibles.

    I started my seeds 1 week ago, they are all sprouting today. Turned an old closet into a grow room to start the seedlings.

    I live in a coookie cutter neighborhood with < 1/5 acre of land, so while not quite city living, its not a ton of space either.

    I was doing it as a hobby, but now I my document my progress and put up a YouTube channel.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    There's actually TONS of money to be made in MICROGREENS

    I'm not just talking about being an actual farmer but in Microgreens Youtube channels
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  • Profile picture of the author AdmanMrWoo
    Current events form future trends.
    One or two empty shelves now... and pretty soon we're talking about a real annoying situation.
    No bread... buy some wheat seeds.
    No eggs... get some chickens.
    No vitamin C, figure out which foods you can grow to give you vitamin C.
    There's vitamin C in Rose hips.
    There is plenty of dirt all around... time to put some seeds down.
    If the soil is not healthy... build it up with straw, leaves, manure, real life.

    Years ago, I read about some family that bolted during the socialist take over of Russia--the Bolshevik Revolution -- they went 70 miles from nowhere to avoid the carnage of "From Each According To His Ability, To Each According To His Needs"... bull crap. (Note: When "need" is the currency of the realm, everyone becomes rather "needy".)
    This family brought some seeds with them... but had only ONE SEED of Rye.
    They planted it, and nursed it along, even to the point of sleeping next to the little sprout, so the field mice wouldn't eat it. It grew, they replanted, and soon enough they had a whole field of rye.

    You can do that. Plant the seed and nurse it along.

    You get more out of one seed than you can out of Wall Street "investing".
    10 to 1 returns... 100 to 1 returns... Nature is very generous.

    Current events form future trends.
    One acre, farmed by hand, can feed 100 families.
    Let's talk.
    Linwood
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  • Profile picture of the author AdmanMrWoo
    They call it "NOVEL" virus... pretty soon they'll have to call it "OLD HAT" virus.
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