The first of a series of posters designed to raise awareness of our current reliance on oil and oil based products.
As cheap fuel begins to disappear and prices rise our dependence on fossil fuels will become more and more obvious. All areas of our lives will have to change.
The changes that need to be made, rather than being sacrifices, could greatly enhance our lives. We have the potential to create a much more rewarding way of life.
People will soon need to become more self reliant, the work that was done by the oil may need to be done by you.
To give you a real example, and put this all into perspective, here’s a picture of me preparing a bed for planting in the spring. It took the best part of a day to dig this bed over and remove all the weeds.
Here’s a tractor doing the same thing in seconds…
And remember, later in the year the tractor will be round again, spraying (oil based) fertiliser, pesticides and the like, and I will be round again, on my knees for hours, individually pulling out weeds and making brews of comfry and nettle tea to feed my plants. I can’t wait! Honest!
Learn some skills, get to know the people around you, grow some food. Get digging.
Download the full sized poster to print out and stick up here