Saturday, March 21, 2009

eerrrhh......holy shit?

Feds Shut Banks In Georgia, Colorado, Kansas

FDIC Bair: Banks Lost $32.1 Billion In Fourth Quarter


I've been thinking a lot about gardens lately. What do you think about gardens? I think they're a rather pregnant idea right now.

UPDATE:

Steve Picou has left a new comment on your post "eerrrhh......holy shit?":

Regarding gardening, welcome to the club. I've been cajoling, harassing and begging my superiors to head to Washington to get Extension Service written into stimulus packages. The LSU AgCenter teaches people how to feed themselves. I've been increasingly frantic in pushing this fact. I have a garden. Everyone needs one. Every school needs one. Orleans and Jefferson have a total of 2 AgCenter horticulturalists serving the population. They are increasingly overworked.

Steve, can you elaborate on why you think gardens are important right now and who to contact to get more info?

I wasn't kidding when I suggested gardens as a good idea. Yesterday, one of my friends said he was going to dump all his money into gold. My reply was....you can't eat gold. The potential for things to get very bad, very quickly is more prescient than most would like to imagine. Growing a garden is a damn smart thing to do right now. But don't take my word for it...take Steve's.

3 comments:

Steve Picou said...

Regarding gardening, welcome to the club. I've been cajoling, harassing and begging my superiors to head to Washington to get Extension Service written into stimulus packages. The LSU AgCenter teaches people how to feed themselves. I've been increasingly frantic in pushing this fact. I have a garden. Everyone needs one. Every school needs one. Orleans and Jefferson have a total of 2 AgCenter horticulturalists serving the population. They are increasingly overworked.

fmcgmccllc said...

Agree with the gardening for schools especially. With so many programs losing dollar support gardens can replace many classes including recess if a flower garden is included. Read in the garden, learn in the garden, reap and sow. And why don't we put gardens in condemned and abandoned properties? Thanks for giving me something to think about.

Karen said...

http://hollygrovemarket.com/fresh-produce-buyers-club/

and

http://www.noffn.org/