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It all started with bills. Yes those annoying envelopes that appear magically in the mail, but these bills were becoming ever more difficult to pay, and the news media repeatedly forecast doom and gloom for the economy.
I could feel in my bones that the world was moving fast, things would soon be very different, and I must prepare. I decided that I would plant a very large garden, to save money, eat fresher food, and to prepare for the unlikely event that mass panic would erupt on the markets, cooler heads would not prevail, and a new Depression would be upon us. I was almost right, but I was so wrong !
The economy tanked, just as the talking heads said it would. The “Great Recession” began, and so did my journey.
The bills have slowed, but the envelopes just keep coming. Thankfully, these envelopes bring me hope, in the form of seeds. I learned, and plan to share, how to grow a great deal of my veggies from seed. In my first year, I started my seeds in containers all over my house. The second year, I had a single room devoted to planting, and by year three, I have a greenhouse.
In this book, I hope to share my farming experiences with the world. I hope to show how I built my greenhouse, produced BioChar, and most of all, how to turn seeds into meals.
IT-Farmer is a self professed "computer guy", working in the publishing industry for about ten years now. In 2007, after reading repeatedly bad news about the economy, he decided it was time to learn how to grow food "Just In Case". Farming for survival was the intention, but it lead to a new respect for nature, and became a much enjoyed hobby. These days The farmer spends little time reading about wall street, but a great deal of time spreading manure, and writing about his trial and error way of learning how to grow food.