Re: [rootsradicals] Driven to Despair a cool PBS Special
- On 2008-10-28, at 9:53 AM, Jeff Snavely wrote:
> How about we just pick it up yourself when you're out?I think the issue is, if you live way out in the burbs, then it's all
> I mean, who doesn't leave the house at least once a day anyway?
out of the way. Certainly when I was a kid, the nearest grocery
stores were 5 miles away, and those were not necessarily on the usual
way to where we were going.
It depends a bit on what you mean by burbs. Where my parents live, we
started out with 5-miles-to-groceries, but not too much traffic. Then
the grocery stores got a little closer, but the traffic got horrible
-- nothing that you would want to send a kid out in, to consider
Mighk's proposal (and I WAS a kid, riding a bike, and there were
places I just could not get to, and I was hit a couple of times, too.
I had to go well out of my way to avoid a 4-lane-no-crossings-55mph-
The robot delivery cart is going to be cheap, too. All the parts are
getting cheaper at a good clip, and a store could provide it as a
- Hi EmilyI tried to reply to your personal email to me, but it bounced as your IP blocked it...so here's my responce:I am aware of Michael Pollan's work, and have explored a lot of similar ideas.
As a Permaculture gardener/designer/assistant teacher, I know the very best knowledge/wisdom lies with the remnants of indigenous cultures, and Permaculture's attempts to revive that knowledge. That our local indigenous people (Maori) are very interested in Permaculture, is a joy! As David Holmgren says (as one of the co-orignators of Permaculture) "all we're trying to do is get people back in touch with that peasant groundedness, that 'common sense' about how to live sustainably in place", and pass it on to future generations of all life in good condition!Horses will be part of the future mix for transport systems, as will oxen as seen in the Peak Oil doco "The Power Of Community"http://www.powerofcommunity.org/cm/index.php .....and of course bicycles, especially Xtracycles!I passed on some articles to a friend (see the links below) and he completely freaked out. He's now really keen it get his garden really firing, make sure his bicycles are functional, and I'm working on him to get involved with our local Transition Town group...community is the only real "solution"...we'll have pull togeather to survive.RegardsTedNelson, New Zealandhttp://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=a7AhRhE4NJlM&refer=home
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