God has Spoken

Our world is changing. Can you feel it?

By Merrilee of Solana,

While some are still caught in their slumber thinking they’re awake, others are dressed and ready to party.

The old paradigm of corruption, lies, deception, demonic plans, pain, and suffering plays in the background as some continue to give it energy keeping the fire burning. It’s not necessary.

How unfortunate to see so many continue to be victimized by the idea of knowledge. The same sin… one bite of the apple we just can’t resist. The road to destruction is the belief that knowing more will offer relief. It’s quite the contrary.

The devil is selfish wanting all the attention at any cost to keep our eyes and emotions in chaos. This is how he’s been able to lead without effort. How unfortunate for those who align with all things contrary to love. The devil cares not, loyal only to himself, feeding off our fears and leaving us to perish from anxiety.

Ironic is the story of the mustard seed. Did anyone ever consider the same story is true when it’s the seed of Satan? One small little fear manifests itself into an entire existence. Now the world lives in fear and continues to honor the money. Earth’s inhabitants feel the pain, consumed in disbelief as the reality of hell, and the beast is seen in action. More of the same is definitely not the answer.

Thank goodness the story gets better. For the most part, the majority of people still believe God wins. The proof presents itself when a match is struck in the darkness. And so, we have a decision to make. Will we choose to be the match or remain clouded, living in the dark tunnels of our minds reality?

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve come full circle. Like the ruby shoes, we had the answer all along. God gave us Free Will when we took a bite of that apple. It’s always been just one choice only.
To love or not to love no matter what the devil puts in front of us. Love is how we find our way back home.

The devil’s reign is coming to an end. Those who understand the power of love and how to demonstrate will be invaluable to the new world emerging. God has spoken. His people are rising to their birthright of the kingdom.

 

Source: https://merrileeofsolana.com/blog

The Black Sheep – Is It Okay to Leave Your Biological Family?

By Lia Love,

“You did not invent these family habits. Your family is like mine; for thousands and thousands of years our families have embraced a dysfunctional lifestyle, passing these habits as gospel on to subsequent generations. This was not done out of malice, spite, or hate, but what they knew best.” ~ David W. Earle

As we heal our family-related aspects, our personal energy patterns and behaviors change. As we evolve, awaken and become more aware, our past participation in negative family patterns emerge, are magnified and become obvious. Our participation no longer appeals to or nurtures us. This can be especially so if trauma and drama are the norm within the family.

Because of the connectivity with our biological family, our healing impacts the family patterns. Our healing may be a premium invitation for the family to take a look at their own unhealed and active aspects, especially family-related ones. Yet there can be resistance to our change, and their healing, if established familial patterns continue to serve them. Families can become stuck in ruts, comfortable with the status quo and unwilling to make the herculean step of getting out of disfunction.

There can come a time when we are unable to endure negativity from loved ones, or maintain a worn-out dynamic around those who remain stagnant within it. It is okay to walk away from the family at that point. Walking away can benefit not only you, but also the entire family…

The Black Sheep Of The Family:

Generally there is a caretaker or holder of discharged family drama, and that person is known as a Black Sheep. That means the energy of family discord is absorbed by that one member, and as the discord accumulates, that person will become more and more erratic and unsettled within the family dynamic. Fundamentally different from the rest of the flock, a black sheep is nominated through unspoken agreement and morphs into the habitual go-to person for placing the blame card for whatever befalls the family, either as a whole or individually.

All of us inherit loads of dysfunction within the family timelines of our two biological parents, so the black sheep is not only hosting pre-existing chaotic entanglements (family timelines) but also excessive patterns of discharged drama. Anyone in that position will not be having many good days to say the very least.

While the black sheep is living life, experiencing their own challenges and acting out, the family becomes accustomed to attacking, judging and placing blame on that one for not only their own messes but also everything else that comes down the family pike. Even though the black sheep may not be responsible for specific events, somehow the family will create a scenario, in their minds, that will make that one culpable.

These habitual actions mutate into an ingrained behavioral blueprint where each piece fits perfectly within another.  A customary and solidified chain of reaction to any unpleasant family event funnels down to the black sheep. And as long as the reaction chain and concentrated focus remains on the black sheep, as long as the black sheep is deemed responsible for all ills that befall the family, there is very little impetus for other family members to look at their individual selves and disfunction. And that is not a good thing.

When The Black Sheep Exits…

The shit hits the fan: When a black sheep heals, exits and no longer participates in the disfunction, the family has nowhere to go with their trauma/drama/blame games and is thrown off balance, severely off balance. They do not and literally cannot, energetically or emotionally, release the reformed black sheep from blame or recognize the healing that has taken place.

The family structure must be maintained at all costs and when it can’t, a point of desperation arrives. The family blueprint enters into the throes of a death struggle. As long as there was a scapegoat to kick around and hold responsible for the family drama, they could turn a blind eye to their own behavior and contributions. When the healed black sheep has finally had it and exits the disfunctional web, the remaining family is sitting there with fresh platters of unhealed stuff and nowhere to serve it. The platters are hot and stinking, and they are now forced to hold them. The spinning and the upheaval in their lives begins unfolding in earnest. This is the moment that everyone has been, unconsciously of course, waiting for.

Now, finally, THEIR healing can begin. And this can produce all kinds of denial — denial that the black sheep has healed, denial of their own load of poo to resolve, denial that someone would actually walk away (imagine that) from them and stop sharing in the family dysfunction. This can initially be overwhelming.

Blame shifting: When the drama pressure again builds in the family and the customary place of blame (black sheep) is no longer available to absorb that pressure, another family member becomes the target. That is a family member who is still in the web and has never received extreme harsh behavior because the black sheep was always the targeted repository, and that repository has now disappeared.

The newbie on the receiving end of this first-time harshness and blame is shocked, has a significant reaction and spews. Everything goes downhill from there. Soon the entire family turns on each other because SOMEONE has to be the caretaker and holder of the family garbage, and no one wants to do it!

The previous caretaker and holder has long gone so that leaves a vacuum. Nature abhors a vacuum. A family can really begin to implode when a working part of the machine has been removed, and the imploding and adjusting can go on for years if the family terminates the healing cycle that black sheep started.

Stay out of the ‘guilt zone’: There is absolutely nothing wrong or ‘sinful’ about walking away from a situation that is continually detrimental no matter who is involved. When we stay, we only hurt our selves and others. When we stay, we grant silent permission to prolong and feed negative agendas and remain fodder for target practice.

We actually do the family a disservice when we don’t move along. For them to get to a space of serious self-reflecting and awakening, our presence needs to be withdrawn otherwise they could experience arrested development for a very long time.

On the way out… When we let the door hit us on the butt on the way out, there can be all kinds of backlash — possibly in the form of name calling and emotional blackmail. The scene can get ugly and know that that is all part of the process. Bless the mess and withdraw.

In many cases, estrangement does not have to be a forever situation. People do heal and change. Change could take a little while or happen in the blink of an eye and, eventually, there could be an opportunity to rejoin the family or part of the family. Sometimes, though, change is not possible, and remaining at a distance is still ok.

If we decide to walk away from our blood family, we eventually join with other like-minded people and form our own families. And these relations can be even stronger than blood. There is an energetic and emotional strength and cohesion that supersedes any 3D bond.

Sticking around anyway: And on the other side of the coin, there are some folk who experience deep levels of healing and remain in a dysfunctional family structure without being emotionally pulled down  – who can be in the midst of high drama, stay at zero point and sustain a calm, detached and helpful manner..

Being in the detachment field and energetically deflecting negative bombs takes a lot of skill and practice. Being able to deflect bombs, with ease and grace, is an exceedingly helpful attribute that serves all aspects of life. Learning this skill in a family setting may be the most rigorous training ground there is. However I do not recommend that setting if you are unable to hold your own.

This ability, being in detachment, is part of stepping into our mastery. This is a leading edge tool that we all must master before we can graduate to the next level. That is another story.

In the scheme of things, we are all going at our own pace and doing the best we can in any given moment even though it may not seem so to an outside observer. So do what you have to do and know that others do what they have to do. Everyone is perfectly perfect exactly where they are.

What To Do If You Are The Exiting The Family:

Stay gone until you are absolutely sure you can handle re-entry. Only you can know. Nobody but you is in charge of you. And you have the final say whether you re-enter or not.

You do not have to communicate. This means not returning phone calls, texts or any other form of reaching out, especially in the beginning stages of the walk out. It could get very ugly when the collapse begins because of the vacuum that your departure will create. Just say no to verbal or written exchanges.

Watch out for the guilt. You could have pre-existing guilt from family issues, and the added bonus of more from the walkout. Remember why you have walked out.

Break patterns. If there was a family activity or ritual that became a habit within the family, then stop doing that habit. Don’t take it with you. If you find you are automatically doing it, notice, stop and substitute that habit with something else. Create your own rituals and traditions. Now is your time to finally be authentic. When we break patterns, we change not only our world but the world around us.

Get help. If you are still spinning and can’t quite seem to get a grip, seek help. It can take a while to emotionally decompress from any kind of walkout. And sometimes a little help can make all the difference in the world.

YOU. HAVE. THE. POWER. You are the boss of you and from here on out, it’s up to you to determine exactly what you are willing or unwilling to accept within the family, if you decide to go back. The importance of this knowing cannot be emphasized enough before returning.

And, as always, remember — we have eternity to work it out!

In love with you,
Lia

 

Source: https://wakeup-world.com

The Great Divide

Thoughts to Ponder

Divided groups concept as two teams of people on a broken bridge as a business metaphor for corporate separation with 3D illustration elements.

 

The great awakening. It’s been a long time coming. Those of us who have been summoned by the light have been working tirelessly to save those indoctrinated by the black robe society. My brothers and sisters stand divided by what appears to be just another political fight between the red and blue hats. But it isn’t.


I watch in disbelief, those who are ignorantly supporting a system of enslavement masked by the idea of freedom under a constitution which they are unknowingly not included. I have come to the conclusion it’s time to let go and let God take it from here. What’s needed now is mercy.

Looking across the chasm that divides us, I see that we’re all participants in this spiritual battle between the dark and the light. While my awakened brothers and sisters try so hard to present the truth pertaining to the evidence of evil injustices in the world without discrimination, our opposition works to defend the superficial fear-based narrative that’s been formulated by the devil. The tug of war is futile. It’s time to let go.

We’ve come to the end. The battle has been won. What we are seeing now is the wicked witch go down while screaming I’m melting. As soon as it’s done, her enslaved monkeys will hail the wicked witch is dead. Until then, we must show mercy.

We know where we’re going. We’ve been faithful to our brother, keeping our eyes focused on our Father. My heart is heavy for those living in a world with no plan or direction for an exit. They fight for justice, point the finger in blame, and feel the only way they can be heard is through destruction. The system has not been kind to them. Just like the children, they too are living in the dark with tunnel vision, held captive as their life force energy is sucked dry to support the elite’s way of living. It’s time to let go. Let us bless and release the struggle. Let us show mercy and stop contributing to the division. It’s time to pull out of the darkness and be brighter together. We are the son’s and daughters of the Most High, we shouldn’t be fighting. Let us have faith that God will call upon his people. Let us leave the zombies to their own destruction with all their evil doing. God have mercy.

Dear Father, hear our prayer. Please command your angels to lift us high above these earthly troubles. Restore our garden, bring back the days where everything was provided. Let us live as one, in love forever more. In Jesus name. Amen.

Merrilee of Solana

 

Source: https://merrileeofsolana.com

Flamethrowing Tractors – Get Rid Of Weeds Without Using Chemicals

By Gerald Sinclair,

While the concept of flame weeding might sound insane, it could replace chemical use in big ways. Now, for those who do not know flame weeding is a process through which weeds are killed with intense heat. 

Flame weeding can be done with a single flame or even on a huge tractor that does it on a wide scale, how you get things done in this sense is up to you and depends on what you’re doing. It does seem many farmers are turning to this kind of thing to get rid of weeds but that doesn’t make it look any less horrifying, at least when it comes to the ‘flamethrowing tractor.’ I recently came across a video by Tech Insider that showcased these tractors, and they are truly something else. 

You see, these tractors are equipped with torches and propane tanks that allow them to basically shoot flames out where sprayers would otherwise be present. The video I watched was made in collaboration with BigYield.us who use this process and these flame weeders on their own fields as a whole. While it might look like they’re just setting the whole field on fire, that’s nowhere near what they’re doing. 

Now, in regard to what flame weeding is overall and better explain things Flame Engineering wrote as follows on their website:

Flame weeding is what we like to call a “slow kill”. Essentially, you are destroying cell structure in the plant leaf. The weed will no longer put energy toward growth (photosynthesis) taking the kill through the root system. YES, flame weeding will kill the roots too! Even on big weeds (over 6?), you will see a stunting effect and even a kill within a few days, depending on how established the root system is and how long the plant was exposed to heat. Again, multiple applications may be necessary for well-established pants. When you see green – flame! 

It is important to remember when flaming in and around desirable plants that heating those leaves can cause damage as well. Flame is not like a broadleaf herbicide in that it will only fill the weeds. Fire does not know the difference between desirable flowers and undesirable weeds. Thus, be careful around flowers and shrubs – particularly evergreens. Conifers are very flammable and should be avoided at all costs! Poison ivy, oak or any poisonous plant should be avoided also- the vapor/smoke from flamed leaves will cause a rash to your skin, eyes, and lungs! Yuck!

Sure, this means in itself might take some getting used to but if it cuts back on chemical use and makes it easier for farmers to do what needs to be done in order to grow their crops could it be a bad idea? To see this kind of thing at work yourself check out the video below which was mentioned earlier, it truly will blow you away.

Source: https://awarenessact.com

10 Vegetables You Can Easily Grow at Home All Year Round

By Elias Marat,

As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, countless families are preparing to hunker down for what could be an indefinite amount of time. Whether it’s because of orders to “shelter-in-place,” self-quarantine, or simply our own conscience telling us it’s the right thing to do for the public good, many of us are preparing for a long stay at home.

With store shelves being stripped bare by panicked shoppers and many of our work hours—if not our entire jobs—being cut back due to the crisis, food security has suddenly become an issue, not only for our households but for our communities as well.

Because of this, home gardening could likely make a big comeback. Just as past generations of Americans responded to World Wars I & II with “victory gardens” at home, current generations could be set to revive the practice of planting, harvesting, and eating our own food. If anything, CoViD-19 could help us become reacquainted with some better habits when it comes to not just hygiene but general nutrition and self-sufficiency.

Here are just a few plants that can easily be grown in a small apartment or home.

1. Herbs

Whether you’re living in a sprawling condo or a tiny studio apartment, growing and harvesting herbs is supremely easy. Foodies who aren’t keen on blowing their hard-earned dollars on spices at Whole Foods can easily grow little pots of basil, mint, ginger, cilantro, parsley, or rosemary at home. All you need is a nice sunny spot on your window sill or fire escape and a bit of regular watering, and you’ll soon have fresh herbs in every meal!

2. Kale

Don’t let the price-tag fool you! While kale may be a trendy item at health food stores and restaurants, the plant is surprisingly easy to grow indoors—even during the colder months!

However, of key importance is to sow the seeds a bit farther apart than normal to allow the kale plants adequate room for growth. Within a week, you’ll soon see your kale sprouting! And then it’s only a matter of time before you’re baking kale chips, drinking kale smoothies, and enjoying a healthy kale salad!

3. Carrots

Carrots can be a super fun vegetable for beginners to grow indoors because anyone can help keep a steady level of moisture in the soil, it’s not too hard!  Carrots also come in a dazzling array of different types—from the common Imperator to the dozens of varieties of the reddish, crunchy Nantes—that can all be grown indoors and aren’t always easily found at local markets.

All you’ll need is a 12-inch pot, soil, and a sunny window, and you’re all set to be on your way to harvesting some nutritious and tasty carrots!

4. Bell Peppers

Growing bell peppers indoors can help one gain proper control of the growing environment, which in turn produces stunning peppers. Bell peppers also have a nice and long indoor growing season, which means a much larger yield spanning longer periods of time.

5. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of nature’s gifts to our pantry, mainly because the low-calorie fungi are very healthy as well as tasty, high in fiber, and chock full of healthy potassium.

Growing them at home is extremely easy and because they grow in dark, moist environments, they can be grown by anyone just about anywhere. It takes about 4.5 weeks to grow mushies from start to plate, and there are few things as fun as picking the little guys and eating them in the same day.

6. Beets

Beets are a brilliantly colorful addition to any plate, but they also pack a strong nutritional power-punch of vitamins and minerals. The root vegetable is perfect for beginning gardeners because they are so easy to grow indoors, and a beginning chef would do well to experiment with beet dishes—be it a satisfying Russian borscht soup or some nice beet pickles.

7. Potatoes

Growing potatoes is one of the easiest things you could do, whether you are growing them in a large basket, a big bucket, or even in a plastic sack. But when you’re growing them, leave some empty space at the top so you can dump some fresh compost in and help the root veggie develop.

8. Micro greens

Micro greens are delicious super-foods, tiny green plants that are packed with flavor and normally cost an arm and a leg at the local supermarket. But they’re also very easy to grow at home with a few basic supplies, a bit of sunlight, and a small container. It takes only 2 to 3 short weeks from planting to harvesting before you can have a plateful of healthy micro greens.

9. Onions

Onions are awesome to grow indoors in decorative pots or water dishes because not only do they not take up much space or require direct sunlight, but they naturally re-sprout. What this means is that you can grow new onions from seeds, or you can take your old onion scraps and sprout new onions, ensuring that your kitchen never goes without fresh bulbs.

10. Garlic

Like onions, garlic is a re-sprouting plant that can be harvested year-round to ensure that you always have the tasty plant in your kitchen. You can also trim the shoots of the garlic bulb to use in soups, pizzas, or as a delicious garnish! Just get some good garlic from a nursery or online, break up the bulbs, and plant your biggest cloves. Soon you’ll see the green shoots of the plant, which are also edible, and after 10 months you’ll have some delicious homegrown garlic!

 

Source: Creative Commons | TheMindUnleashed.com

How to Improve Personal Relations during Lockdown

By Guest Author: Tiffany Harper,

The lenses of reality are uniquely shaped for each and every one of us. Our perspective and belief system are dictating the course of our existence. For that reason, our reality can be easily altered by changing one little belief or by daring to look at things, situations, and experiences from another perspective.

Yes, we can say that we are living mad, challenging times. But you can choose to see the beauty in this. There are so many opportunities for us to grow, and nature is finally getting fresh breaths of air too. 

Life is a refined mixture of good and bad times. While we all crave, hunt, and desire only the good, the happy times, we should remember that what we call “bad times” are the experiences that helped us evolve and become the better, stronger version of ourselves.

Bad times aren’t meant to bring us down, but to challenge us and to point out the critical things we should pay attention to in order to feel good again. The good times are the reward for every inch of improvement in your fantastic journey through life.

This lockdown should be seen as a fundamental challenge in our life, and we have nothing but time to deal with it. Regardless of the context, this lockdown caught you in; there’s a critical aspect of this challenge that points back to all of us.

The relationships we have in our life, and most important, the most personal ones – family, friends, and lovers of all types. This is the time we need each other the most, and it is the best time to bond and improve your relationships, regardless of their nature.

With no further ado, let’s dive in together into the subject and find out how to improve personal relations during the lockdown.

Acceptance and Understanding

Improvement comes only from a place of acceptance and understanding. We are living indeed hard times that will leave a mark on the word’s history. But this is alright; it is what it is. All you can do to help is staying safe until what’s worst passes.

Accept this time of separation and enjoy that you finally have time for yourself and all the things you never had time for. Understand that what is happening is not as bad as it seems. Understand that while there’s an adverse outcome from this virus, there is also a good one.

And you can choose which side you want to focus on. If you focus on the good side, you can actually help at improving the current situation by bringing light and hope in other persons’ lives. 

Once you accept and understand a situation for what it really is, you can focus on making the best out of it, and I believe that this is the magic of life. “Life is not happening to you but responding to you” – as a wise man once said. 

It All Start with Yourself 

Right now is the absolute perfect time to improve our relationships. Now we realize how easily a dear person can stop being a part of our life, and actually have time to do something about it. 

But a relationship always involves two persons and to improve a relationship you must improve yourself. I know you must be tired of hearing about all the personal growth and being your best version stuff already. Take a deep breath as today we’re not going to talk about it.

Improving yourself means taking time to observe and think about all the things you don’t like about yourself. From your aspect to your thoughts and actions, make a list and write them down along with the reason why you don’t like them. Even more, write down the behavior you wish to replace with and with a step by step plan on replacing them.

Introspection and meditation are two great tools that will help you improve yourself and, therefore, your relations, regardless of their nature. 

Proper Communication Is More Important Than Ever

I believe that we all know by now that the primary key towards a healthy relationship is effective communication. But communication has so many parts: verbal, nonverbal, paraverbal, along with proper listening.

Thanks to technology today, not even a lockdown can stop us from having proper communication because we can see each other through the webcam and our nonverbal communication is still intact. Nonverbal communication is the one that speaks the loudest – believe it or not.

To improve your relationships implies to communicate a lot. “Make sure that during the lockdown, you spend quality time with your family, and if there are tensions, name them and ask them to talk about them and go back to a loving atmosphere,” says Mark Reeds, content writer from dissertations services, who used to fork from home and knows how often family needs your attention when you are at home.

As well, make sure you keep in touch with your squad – make a video call meeting while you all have some drinks and relax like you would on a regular Friday night. And if you have a lover, it is the perfect opportunity to get closer and know each other better and discover new aspects of their complex existence.

Express Your Feelings and Expectations

This lockdown is trying us all, and we can quickly get anxious, depressed, worried, and lost. Feelings are not bad. Emotions can only have adverse outcomes because we’re not expressing them. And expressing your feelings comes with an excellent opportunity to bond with your family, friends, or lover.

Having someone to talk to is extremely important in these mad times we’re living, and I like the benefits that can come out of it if we only choose to look on the bright side.

Since the lockdown, we all kind of set some sort of expectations in our minds. It is natural to picture yourself doing specific activities with your close ones and imagining how your life will unfold during the lockdown.

But it is crucial to express your expectations with your close ones if you want to meet them. You can even start making plans for each day – game night, date night, movie marathon, starting a new hobby together. 

In other words, improving your relations means being open with them, especially when it comes to your feelings and expectations.

Intimacy and Personal Space are Crucial

While no one wants to feel lonely in a crowded room, no one wants to feel with no intimacy in a spacy house. This lockdown is already trying us in many ways, and from our desire to not feel lonely and to spend time together, we can easily break someone’s intimacy.

Even though we need to stay connected, we need to respect, now more than ever, the other’s personal space. I mean, spending time together is easy, but respecting privacy is hard, especially when you have the opposite needs. 

But because it is harder to have some time only for yourself because everyone is at home as there’s nowhere else to go, intimacy has priority. Sometimes we don’t want to talk about our feelings, especially not before we understand them, and the other person should respect that.

You see, respecting someone’s personal space and need for intimacy creates another kind of bonding – a really rare one if you ask me.

Do All the Activities You planned to Do Together and Never Had Time for

Regardless of who you’re living with – your family, friends, or lover –  I’m sure that you all have a list, at least in mind, regarding all the changes and cleaning up you wanted to do around the house, but you never had time. 

I know that cleaning up and upgrading the home are not the funniest activities to do with the ones you care about, but this will improve your relations. How – you may wonder? 

Well, think about it. We all have our different cleaning styles and perspectives of what clean means. As well, the way we like to design a house shows more about a person than you think. And instead of judging one’s preferences, try to admire the interindividual differences, try to think about how amazing it is that regardless of your differences, you found common ground where you can love each other.

Dare to Break the Monotony and Have Fun 

Personal relations need some bonding time, and what better ways to bond than having fun, good times together? Lockdown hasn’t canceled everything, and there’s still a lot to do around the house. 

There are video games, board games, and society games. You can get tipsy while unfolding memories together, you can have a date night with your lover, and you can decorate the house. You can watch so many movies and read so many books and share your opinions after. 

All you need is a drop of creativity and imagination, and the lockdown will no longer seem as bad as it did at first. The more time you spend with the ones you care about the most, the better. Once the lockdown is over, I believe that we’ll feel more abundant in a way we never did before.

Conclusion

Dare to look at this lockdown from a perspective that allows you to see the beauty and improve the relationship with your loved ones. Be in control of your colorful life; fill your time with activities that bring a plus of quality, and dare to be yourself regardless of how conditioned your life is right now. 

Bio

Tiffany Harper is a highly skilled writer from New York, she worked with the best UK essay writing service and best paper writing service, but during lockdown she began to work as a freelancer with Essay writing reviews blogs and social media. Please, do not hesitate to contact her o n Twitter.

Inspiring Woman Growing a Huge Amount of Food in a Tiny Backyard in the City

The Plummery is a suburban home where a tiny urban permaculture garden measuring only 100sq/m (1076 sq feet) produces over 400kg/900 pounds of food year-round. Kat Lavers describes her approach to gardening, including vertical and biointensive growing, and how important it is – and possible! – for city dwellers to be food resilient in the face of natural, financial and social crises. We were very inspired by how little day-to-day effort goes into creating such an abundance of food!