Ms Betterhome

Independence Days 2012
February 3, 2012, 2:51 am
Filed under: independence days, learning

Sharon Astyk is relaunching her Independence Days challenge, in a slightly amended form.

I like this challenge, because it’s all about acknowledging what you HAVE done, not beating yourself up over the things you skipped. The categories are:

Plant something

Harvest something

Preserve something

Waste not (ie using things up, deciding to cook from the pantry and freezer rather taking a run to the shops, composting and/or feeding scraps to animals)

Want not (building up stockpiles of food and other essentials ie soap)

Eat the food (trying new recipes, rotating your stockpile)

Build community food systems

And a new one: Skill up My big one in this category this year will be learning to drive.

I have participated in this challenge a couple of times, and while I tend to manage most items about once a week (except for the daily necessities of eating and composting), I have had trouble with ‘building community food systems’. So my (self-assigned) homework for next week will be working out what these categories mean to me.


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