On 8/9/2012 9:51 PM, venaurafarm wrote:
> The idea of starting some sort of network that connects food producers > and consumers is interesting and could be worth pursuing.
This very issue is at the heart of solutions I ponder regarding our nation’s financial crisis, lack of jobs, inflation, loss of culture in the public’s eye. In simple terms, IF you are not a college grad with a specialization or are automatically destined for a professional career or, bet yet, haven’t decided whether you want to go to college, or to community college thenthere are all the thousands of alternative glorious options: careers in the following…. natural agriculture (all categories), alternative/renewable energy and or architecture, permaculture, alternative healthcare. Those following this path would make good use of a system that networks all of them for the purpose of marketing their skills and or products, learning those skills from others, sharing those skills with others and direct sales to the public through the resources offered by that network which would accomodate consumers as well as producers, skilled professionals, tradesmen and skilled practitioners; it would contain its own ongoing knowledgebase. This could be a seriously great system and could be put together for almost nothing with off-the-shelf components, software and hardware with fundraising through those many sites on the Web that offer those services.