survive: the economic collapse

Culture appears in the word “agriculture” for a good reason. This culture, or cultivation of the earth — I would even say, this love of the earth — is made up of knowledge, competence, tricks, secrets, work methods acquired over the centuries and transmitted with care — and, indeed, love — to the next generation, from father to son, from mother to daughter.

In less than a century, blinded by the ease fossil energy has brought us, we have thrown all that knowledge away. We have transformed farms into automated factories. Agriculture has gone from family and community management to industrial and global enterprise.

—  Piero San Giorgio, Survive—The Economic Collapse