I don’t actually think reliable off-the-grid food security through permaculture was totally possible before the social internet, so in that way, I think it’s a radical kind of futurism: not a primitivistic, back-to-the-land racket.
There is no way that I could have acquired 200+ species of perennial food plants—in under two years—before internet seed and germplasm swapping, and international private purchasing was possible. An endeavour like mine would have taken decades, connections, and a considerable amount of money. It’s taken a loner like me two years, an eBay account, and a few hundred kroner.
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