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The Lifestyle and Self Sufficiency Club

Written by Jennifer Nini

 Photo courtesy of Kristine Paullus

It appears that the whole system is about to collapse.

The American government can’t pay back their debt. And the American people are suffering.

The Greek government are in over their heads. And the Greek people are uprising.

The Australia government can’t seem to get their messages across. And now Australians may just get Abbott as Prime Minister.

What a friggin’ disaster!

But as I watch all this “news” from here and abroad, shaking my head and pondering at the greed of humankind, I have some hope.

Yes I am part of this system (I have a mortgage and a superannuation fund after all) but I feel a quiet contentment that at least I haven’t completely bought into the system.

I feel much more affiliated to our hippie fore-fathers and fore-sisters who demanded a revolution in the 60’s and 70’s. Alas, many of them too have joined the system they were trying to fight, but like me, I’m sure they still have hope in changing this world for the better.

I can’t sing and play music the way Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin did to get their message across. I’m not famous and can’t sway masses of people through featuring in advertisements like Cate Blanchett. And I’m not even rich so I can’t appear on a current affairs programs like Dick Smith.

But luckily for me I took my father’s lead. My father did not believe in complacency and naturally, neither do I. I learn that to change the world, you must take action. My father does this in small ways like doing research on political matters rather than relying on the media’s skewed representation of issues. My father does this by joining the political party of his choice and rallying against agendas he doesn’t believe in. My father does this by educating people on what he knows and what he has experienced by being in the system.

And many of you who know my father, know without a doubt that I am my father’s daughter.

And thus I have taken his lead. This blog is about educating people and creating awareness of issues that don’t make it to the mass media platform. This blog is my contribution of trying to make this world a fairer and better place.

Which is why I am inviting you to join other like-minded people for a day of sharing at Lass Farm, Top Swafels Rd in Swanfels on Sunday October 16th.

There you will learn to fight against the system and become more self-sufficient and in your own way, take back control of your food supply… and give the finger to the multi-nationals who are trying to!

So on this day you will learn to own your own milk cow, learn to grow your own organic veggies, create your own productive farm and learn the basics of keeping your own chickens.

And if you do venture down, perhaps we can find a way to work together to get this message to the wider population.

We may even start our own coup. A food coup!

Now wouldn’t that be something? 🙂

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About the author

Jennifer Nini

Jennifer Nini is a writer, activist and the founding editor of Eco Warrior Princess. In 2010, after studying Fashion Business, she launched Eco Warrior Princess to explore her interests in fashion, politics, social justice and sustainability. Jennifer is also the founder of The Social Copywriter, a digital agency harnessing the power of copywriting and content marketing to help mindful businesses reach more people. When she’s not perfecting a sentence or coaching business clients, you will find her at her certified organic farm reconnecting with nature.


  • Oh Jenni
    Unfortunately Graham & I can’t attend the farm gathering – however I am looking forward to reading your review (blog) on the day (pics plz).

    We were looking forward to meeting you and the folks!


    PS I can milk a cow/goat – my father used to milk every morning and mum made yummy butter – not to mention the cream!


  • Hey Judy, there are many more meeting and sharing days to come and I looking forward to catching up with you and Graham one of those days 🙂 It was an amazing day with so many different types of people bringing with them so many great ideas and amazing stories… I’m looking forward to the next one in Nov! I’ll be writing a blog post soon and posting pics on FB… but that will come after my Occupy Brisbane blog post… that was another amazing day…! I have never owned a cow but Ben’s family used to have one but I love the milk, straight from the cow and creamy.. yum! x

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