Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Check out Jas and Kaz's garden!

Check out
Peak Food blog. What an inspiration! I look forward to hearing more of their gardening pursuits.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog, and thanks Rachel for mentioning it.

Previously I mentioned that if anyone doesn't know about "peak oil" then they should just google the term. Perhaps that wasn't very helpful, so I've updated the blog with some links to visit.

So check out the links, and please post what you think after reading the "for" and "against".

Also get to watch "The End of Suburbia" if you can. I think Rach still has a copy, right?

Personally, I'm convinced that we are within 4 years of the peak, and would guess it will probably happen a bit earlier.

I'm perhaps a bit optimistic in my views of what will happen. Many are convinced that we will see a "Mad Max" scenario. My guess is that it will hit some people emotionally very hard as they lose their jobs, houses and what they think makes up their 'identity'.

My hope is that we can learn from the Cuban oil crisis. They have been through this already. They had an abundance of cheap oil until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990. The shock was dramatic, many went hungry and Cubans lost an average of 20 pounds.

Check these links for the story, and watch the movie if you get a chance.



Our garden probably looks more impressive in the pictures than it really is. It's quite a small area, but the vegies are really coming along great.

We did set an objective of 50%, but are nowhere near that yet. But, we are eating a little from from the garden every day. As well we are learning lots about gardening in the process, which is a crucial part of the process.

Thanks again, and please post some responses to my thoughts on "the peak"