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About this project

Most people in the World do not have, nor will ever have any "money," or "jobs." Presently, this means they cannot buy food. However, by turning biomass into compost, and by saving heirloom (open-pollinated) seeds, marginalized communities can become mostly food self-sufficient. The bonus is that this hyper-local food is fresh, and therefore more nutritious than food originating elsewhere. Another benefit is awakening curiosity, especially in youth; a garden can be used to teach botany, chemistry, physics, geology, culinary arts, etc. Perhaps the most important benefit is the building of community; it takes a family or a village to raise a garden. 

My basic plan is to visit gardens in marginalized communities across the United States, and document what I see. The print edition will have as many photographs as is within the budget; the eBook will have many more. I will share what I have learned about gardening under less-than-optimal conditions (rainforest, drought), distribute heirloom seeds, and share cooking techniques that preserve nutrients. I will also introduce or re-introduce traditional plants like amaranth and sunflowers that are super-nutrient dense, easy to grow, and improve soils.

Part of the budget will be used to hire a professional editor and designer, and to start a website.

Everyone in the World should (can) eat like this.
Everyone in the World should (can) eat like this.

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