If I had the power:
1. Restore the land to pasture and woodlot as quickly as possible.
2. Families and communities would grow Victory Gardens. What’s a Victory Garden? This term needs a rigorous definition, rather than continuing as just a vague slogan. A Victory Garden is the way you grow your vegetables and keep building the soil toward better vegetable growth, within the context of restoring the land in general to pasture and woodlot.
3. Soil-building. A. Pasturage will have to naturally, gradually do most of it.
B. We can focus on intensive soil-building for Victory Gardens.
C. Where necessary, for example in urban agroecology, or on toxified former orchard land in the suburbs, we’ll need to reclaim toxic soil.
In practice, what can people do right now?
For (1) and (3A). Gather knowledge and educate about the need for this.
For (2). Educate, help people start individual and community gardens within this philosophical/political framework, organize the cooperative distribution of the produce.
For (3B) and (C). Gather knowledge and start doing it wherever possible.
So what can we do right now?
*Help people start Victory Gardens.
*Distribute the produce.
*Do soil-building/detox, and teach people how to do it.
I intentionally left unclear the mix here between cash businesses and “non-profit” movement-building, because I think the way these responsibilities can and will be carried out is still to find itself through creativity and practice. Similarly, the imperative to get completely beyond money is for the time being in uneasy juxtaposition with the current need for cash. So I don’t want to start out with any prejudices other than doing everything in accord with natural rhythms and size, and the will toward Food Sovereignty as the end goal.