Friday, August 10, 2018

Nothing new here

Nothing new here, everything is the same.  Just a lot of meditation and contemplation.  The family is preparing to move.  That's all.  It's just another pushing-away experience.  It's another sweeping under the carpet event.  Make sure we all become of aware of how community is built.  This is how it is NOT done.
I said from the beginning, there is NO COMMUNITY - AS OF YET.  All it is - an assortment of Kevin's old-time cronies who are taking over the NEFA land and unilaterally changing it to suit their own needs... no community.  People far and wide are starting to sort this out.  They are figuring it out.
First they came for the indigenous Indians, then they came for the Palestinians, then they came for us... the gentrification will continue. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

It's been raining a lot and Summer is hot

The weather has been relatively good for farms and gardens.  Unless the crops and the soil cannot take the excess rain.  It's generated tons of humidity.  Today the heatwave is upon the region again.  According to reports, it seems the whole Northern Hemisphere is hotter than usual.  Also there are so many wildfires in diverse places.  Let's pray for relief, but it must be collective karma.

We have many flowers to be thankful for.  The blossoms are attracting a great friend of gardens - the hummingbirds!  I wish we had a picture of them, but they are too fast!!




Friday, August 3, 2018

News article posted about GANAS and Kevin Skvorak

Here is some news published on the web. I did not know that!!    https://www.regeneratingtottenville.org/farming/   snipped "In December Tottenville Historical Society President Linda Cutler Hauck, Conference House Park Director John Kilcullen, Susan Fowler, Manager of City Harvest’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, and Nadette Stasa, a member of the Ganas intentional community on Staten Island’s north shore met with Kevin to explore the exciting possibility of bringing farming back to the South Shore in a way that would place the borough of Staten Island at the leading edge of the city’s emerging regenerative economy."

It continues: 

Farm to Table info from Wikipedia

Is the wiki pediatrician accurate?  Farm-to-table (or farm-to-fork, and in some cases farm-to-school) is a social movement which promotes serving local food at restaurants and school cafeterias, preferably through direct acquisition from the producer (which might be a winery, brewery, ranch, fishery, or other type of food producer which is not strictly a "farm"). This might be accomplished by a direct sales relationship, a community-supported agriculture arrangement, a farmer's market, a local distributor or by the restaurant or school raising its own food.

The Results of Defamation

Be careful what you say about people. Have respect and use facts. Otherwise it is...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

How to form a community? Otherwise known as a progressive movement.


Let's start with this example:  Associated individuals and Northeast Farm Access company advertises its mission to the public through its website and the media.  The message in its mission is that of a progressive movement, full of good intentions.  They offer 30 year farm leases to smallscale farmers.  Read that: 30 years, NOT 30 WEEKS.

The guarantee of longterm access to the land, which cannot be bought, is on the surface, a tempting lure.  It's also a compromise, if you don't do it, you the farmer may not be able to farm at all.  Those pitiful souls who have been in this critical situation, know the suffering of the landless peasant.  The deal is much more appealing and lucrative to the Company's investor/partners, than it is to the poor farmers.  After you crunch the numbers, it becomes apparent.

Nothing new here

Nothing new here, everything is the same.  Just a lot of meditation and contemplation.  The family is preparing to move.  That's all.  I...