Preppers is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in growing food for their family or community. Unlike many "how-to" guides, this little gem integrates an amazing amount of information and relevant issues (from plant, land, water, and seed selection, to biodynamic insect control and subtle energies, and developing mutual support networks, among others) all presented in ways that support practices to insure lasting viability and independence, and deepen our connection to the gift that is this world. This, above all, is a manual for those who recognize (or are interested in), and want to free themselves of collusion with, or dependence upon, the increasingly corporatized, biogenetically altered, and ultimately destructive food system that is "closing in" and narrowing our food and health options.
The book takes the reader incrementally and practically through each step, providing a framework and roadmap, and listing resources for more in-depth understanding as well as where to find needed inputs. In addition to the integration of issues, what perhaps most sets this book apart from many others is the attention to the critical importance of quality, hearty, and pure "inputs" (seed, water, and soil, and other elements), as well as information needed to create and support that.
The ancients had developed remarkably sophisticated forms of agriculture and gardening, which allowed them to cultivate nutritious foods, often in very harsh environments. There was a science, and spiritual relationship, to this, which so-called "developed" societies have overlooked and are now only beginning to appreciate. As the author quotes, "[Current] science thinks an octave too low and, due to it's purely materialistic approach, neglecting the energetic basis for all physical manifestation, has lost sight of the integral whole."
This book helps us to regain that awareness to return to practices that create joy, abundance, and lives of appreciation among our immediate and human families.