Friday, March 27, 2009

Don't Tread on Me appearance

Looks like I"ll be appearing as a guest host on Big John Lipscomb's show tonight.
The topic of the day will be: "Will cities become death-traps?"

Should be interesting. Welcome listener's of Don't Tread on Me. This site will soon have much more information for those of you interested in helping to make urban life more viable by enabling urban dwellers to grow more of their own food.

This will benefit everyone and the environment. It will enable more people to wean themselves from the destructiveness (both social and environmental) of industrial agriculture.

Here's some basic info on the show and how to listen:

His radio show web site:

How to listen online, live:

Go to the following web address (URL):

Choose the "Network 1" stream. You have a choice of 4 streaming formats, including Real Audio and Mp3. Just click your choice of format. If your computer has the appropriate software installed, it should start to play automatically.

How to listen to the last show.
This is just a repeating stream of the show from the previous evening.
Go to this URL:
Again, just choose your format.

How to get the Podcast version.
Go here:
You will be able to choose from an extensive MP3 archive of past shows, and subscribe to the RSS feed.

How to call in to the show:

When the show is live, you may call in at this toll-free phone number:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Purpose of this blog - growing food to prevent starvation!

Welcome to the Urban Sharecropping blog.

The purpose of this blog is to promote an ancient idea, but to bring it into the urban twenty-first century.

Sharecropping is the concept of renting farmland and paying with a percentage of the crops you grow.

My goal is to encourage people to do that in cities. Think of all the backyards that are being used for nothing more productive that growing turf suitable for a miniature golf course.

Why not till the yards, add compost, and grow food?

I believe that this concept has so much potential, that I am willing to spend some of my limited time and energy promoting it.

This blog will provide knowledge resources to people who are unfamiliar with gardening. It will also provide a link to allow people to buy the best deal in heirloom seeds on the market: Survivalist Seeds!

Stay tuned.