To the person who found my blog by searching "do we need to stop destroying our ecosystems" the answer is....... yes. We have already substantially lowered the carrying capacity of this planet for almost all animals and this trend is only speeding up. The sooner we halt the destruction the better for all organisms and the higher the quality of life possible for humans.
On another note I'm getting quite interested by some of the oppurtunities for my place, I'm thinking of getting bee's (Dissapearing Bee's is freaking me out). I want to get a few chickens, both to recycle our food waste and provide compost but also to heat my hothouse. And i'm beggining to collect aquatic plants for a large pond I plan to turn our pool into. And I hope to start growing mushroom and brewing my own alcohol over the next few months.
These are all real steps to lowering my impact on the planet and gaining the skills and knowledge nessacary for a transition to a sustainable way of life. I'm confident that even on a quarter of an acre I can provide a substantial amount of food and other products sustainably.