I think the start of 2009 marked the beginning of the big crunch. Back in the seventies we were speculating on how we needed to get back to a grass roots lifestyle in order to prepare ourselves for when things go pear shaped on planet earth. The best thing we can do is to grow and produce as much of our own food as we can. We are fairly well food self sufficient on our farm at Black Mountain on the Sunshine Coast and all the food that I prepare at home in my kitchen I have evolved into one day workshops that help others to do the same.
It's much better to get back to a simpler life where we generate most of our own food and barter the surplus with friends and neighbours. Community gardens, Community Supported Agriculture schemes and Permaculture groups, all help us to get back to basics and help to weather the storms that lie ahead of us.
Don't be caught out when things get really tough- we can prepare ourselves and make ourselves recession proof!