Physical Necessities

450x265 AgricultureThe core essential physical activity of abundant sustainable living is agriculture – living off of the land as our Creator designed – joyfully and productively in mutually supportive therapeutic community.

Historic changes in the way our society works combined with aggressive “free enterprise” have contributed mightily to health issues. Man has “re-engineered” the wholesome healthy foods God created into unhealthy counterfeits.

Many of the agricultural products now being produced and shipped to grocery stores around our country are less flavorful, nutritious, and may even be much less safe for healthy consumption than was the food earlier generations of Americans enjoyed. And, with today’s typical business “Just-in-Time” Inventory Management strategies, even those supplies might not be sustainable under scenarios that are all too plausible.

Commercial “factory farming”, that has largely replaced family farming, denudes soils of minerals, destroys helpful microorganisms, and adds toxic pesticides to genetically modified seed “time bombs” that reduce yields and menace both human and animal populations and even organic plantings. Food additives and preservatives to improve food appearance and taste, and to facilitate long-distance shipping and extended shelf lives, also reduce commercial food healthfulness.

We can more easily trust our food supply to local small farmers, whom we can visit and know. Millions of Americans are enjoying being “small farmers” themselves and in neighborhood and community cooperative gardening and farm animal production.

Healthy “farm to table” production of organic and pastured food products  may offer opportunities for you to participate in production as well as being a happy and healthy consumer.  Local organic and pastured farming inherently provides dependable and accountable food supplies, greater yields, a stronger local economy, and abundant living in mutually supportive communities.

Where people live, the nature of their climate and habitat, and their life circumstances, influence plans for securing food and water sources, both as regular sources and emergency supplies. What you do not expect to have available from production suggests what you will need to acquire and store.

Prepared ALHWaysTM reports on threatened food and other physical life essentials. We also report how abundant sustainable living is already providing many with these life essentials healthfully, economically, and renewably. We contrast the healthfulness, economy, and other benefits of local natural organic and pastured agriculture with the much less desirable commercial production.  We facilitate a broad range and examine various modes of this superior local foods production:

  • Traditional soil-based and alternative planting mediums,
  • Integrated farming of plant and animal products,
  • Bio-intensive agricultural production, ranging from more labor intensive to more capital intensive, and season-extending and productive methods that may also have smaller environmental footprints.
  • Many people who seek to live healthier lives in a difficult economy, even while facing a perfect storm of threats, are busy today growing organic fruits, vegetables, and grains or raising pastured animal products on their own.   Many have joined with others in producing such healthy food through some sort of community supported agricultural (“CSA”) not far from where they live.

    We facilitate a variety of agriculturally based and supported projects in communities that can employ a variety of these methods as are appropriate in local circumstances:

    • Food production with/or without animals on individual home sites, especially in either suburban or rural areas
    • Food production on nearby farm land under community supported agriculture (CSA) approaches
    • Communities, including “flight communities”, that are located at a distance from metropolitan areas.

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