October 21st, 2004


Upcoming Seasteading talk in Santa Clara, CA

patrissimo writes:

Bay Area folks - I'm giving a talk at SCU next Wednesday
This is a reminder that I'll be giving a talk about Seasteading at Santa Clara University, at the Brass Rail in Benson Memorial Center, next Wed. the 27th, 5:30-7PM. It's sponsored by the Civil Society Institute, and it's open to the public. Here's the flyer.

I've never heard him speak in a professional setting, but Patri's quite entertaining in person. And I think seasteading is a good idea that will become an increasingly important political and economic phenomenon. So go!


Via flutterby:


John Jeavons' farming methods contain lessons for backyard gardeners too
- Amy Stewart, Special to The Chronicle
Saturday, April 13, 2002

On a visit to the University of California Santa Cruz's Farm and Garden a few years ago, I met an apprentice who was trying to grow an entire year's food supply in one small corner of the farm. He planted wheat, corn, beans, potatoes and a variety of salad crops.

Although it would be several months before the first harvest, he had already put himself on a diet consisting only of the food growing in his garden. He looked skinny, but not malnourished, on his diet of bread made from wheat he ground himself, dried beans and canned tomatoes.

"The only thing this diet lacks," he told me, "is a good source of vitamin B12. It's hard to get enough B12 from vegetables."

I pointed out that his diet was also deficient in chocolate, decaf lattes and fettuccine alfredo, three items I considered essential to my own health and well-being. He just laughed, shrugged his shoulders, and went back to sowing beans.

I didn't know it at the time, but this earnest young apprentice was a disciple of John Jeavons, organic gardening expert and author of "How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine."

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