Posts Tagged ‘self-reliance’

Throw To Grow a SUCCESS!

We did it!! If you haven’t yet heard the news, the Throw to Grow Kickstarter project has been funded. In fact, the project has been overfunded by 130+ generous backers bringing in a total of $15,789.

Wow! I’m absolutely humbled by the support this project has received and I thank you all for your pledges. I thank you for believing in my vision.

It’s been a wild ride so far, but this is only the beginning. YOU are now a part of this New Trash Revolution. I look forward to changing the way the world thinks about waste with you.

Jim DiCarlo
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Facebook Honcho is Down With Sustainable Meat

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has caught on to sustainable farming and agriculture. He recently came out saying the only meat he will eat is the meat he kills.

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Self-sufficient and Sustainable

Self-sufficient and Sustainable is a new podcast and blog I just discovered. It is run by a guy named Rob Roath and his family in Texas. The podcast and the blog are very informative and cover a variety of sustainability topics such as homesteading, permaculture, animal husbandry, self-sufficiency skills, etc.

“Self-sufficient and Sustainable is in the business of equipping the public. We help others find a mastery of knowledge. We cover survival, gardening, herbal medicine to how to successfully make a business and market your own products. This is the place to get the skills you need to truly find a closed loop system for survival that is both self-sufficient and sustainable.”



“Self-Reliance is an essay written by American Transcendentalist philosopher and essayist, Ralph Waldo Emerson. It contains the most thorough statement of one of Emerson’s repeating themes, the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow his or her own instincts and ideas. It is the source of one of Emerson’s most famous quotes, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” – From Wikipedia


This is a pretty hefty read, but definitely worth the time of getting through it. I like this because I think it contains principles I feel are the backbone of what I do and what I feel is important…being self-sufficient, following intuition (purpose) and individual responsibility for your own health, wealth and happiness.

Here’s some videos I dug up on YouTube that I think do a good job of putting this text into context for us in present times: