Where now?

June 12, 2008 at 7:56 pm 2 comments

Food prices and energy prices are rocketing, Shell drivers are striking and two people have died in Spain in clashes on picket lines.

The government sneaked through the Planning Bill and Old Tories are standing up for civil liberties.

I don’t know what to say about it all.

I am gladder every day that I planted those potatoes. I knit my sock, I tend my vegetables, I progress through Affluenza and I wonder where it’s all going to take us.

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  • 1. Pattie  |  June 15, 2008 at 10:55 am

    It’s an amazing feeling to have a little bit of food security, isn’t it? Imagine whole neighborhoods with gardens, trading and sharing things, getting to know each other, working together.

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  • 2. sproutingbroccoli  |  June 16, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Yes. We must try to keep hold of this positive vision. I helped my friend in London be a little more self-sufficient too, this weekend, by giving lettuce plants and herb seeds and words of encouragement…

    Reply

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