I am extremely grateful to the many good friends who expressed such warm support for my new allotment plans. I was touched and moved by the love.

When I left home in my early 20s, nearly fifty years ago now, for some reason I had firmly in mind the goal of self-sufficiency. I think it was part of the hippy dream, as encapsulated in the Whole Earth Catalogue – for those old enough to remember it!

I have tried on several occasions over the years – in Cornwall, the Isle of Skye, New Zealand – but self-sufficiency is damn hard work, and not easy to achieve – a lesson well learned.

Recent events have caused me to question the complacent assumption that there will always be food in the shops to buy. There is already talk of possible food shortages.

If the Internet goes down, if there is social collapse, the only important things will be our immediate neighbours and our ability to feed ourselves. I hope to devote the rest of my life towards creating a sustainable local community in the beautiful area I am lucky enough to live in.

There was a phrase in the 80s: ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’ – seems really appropriate right now. I wish all of my lovely friends good fortune in finding a fulfilling and nurturing lifestyle for themselves and family.

Less time on Facebook, more time growing food!

The Case for Cannabis, available here.

Read my book, Grow your own.

Allotment Update!

Seven weeks. Just finished up planting my allotment plot, which has been quite a bit of hard physical labour, which has done me the world of good. At least now I will get some produce this year, and be well set up for next year - hopefully in time for the food...

LondonReal Business Accelerator Course, organised by Brian Rose

I know my friends will be interested to know that, on top of my recent commitment to my wonderful allotment (ate my first broccoli last night), I have just committed to the LondonReal Business Accelerator course, organised by Brian Rose. This is a very intense,...

The Sivananda Book of Yoga

The Sivananda Book of Yoga: this milestone guide was first published in 1983, and is no longer in print, having been supplanted by more recent versions. However, in our opinion, this version is the original and best, and remains a classic guide to Yoga to this day.The...

Fortress New Zealand

Fortress New Zealand: this book was written in 2007 by Robin Scott during his time in New Zealand (2006-11). It focuses on the emerging information at that time about global warming and climate change, and its predicted effects on New Zealand.Much of this information...

We all need to reconnect at the Heart level…

“Protect your personal freedoms by buying this T-shirt and, most importantly, wearing it in public often, please, to help get the word out: we all need to reconnect at the Heart level…”At the beginning of June, I wrote a short verse about the Coronavirus lockdown,...

Bliss lies on the other side of your Fear

People sometimes say to me about Cannabis "Oh, but it makes me paranoid, makes me anxious, gives me a panic attack" and so on. I just replied to a young friend who asked me about this: "The anxiety is already there within you; the Cannabis makes you more aware of both...

Shiva the Destroyer

Of the three great Gods of the Hindu Trinity - Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer, and Shiva the Destroyer - I am a long-time devotee of the greatest of the three: Lord Shiva.Shiva is the Supreme Destoyer of Evil. He makes the way for a new rebirth, always...

My new allotment plans

I am extremely grateful to the many good friends who expressed such warm support for my new allotment plans. I was touched and moved by the love. When I left home in my early 20s, nearly fifty years ago now, for some reason I had firmly in mind the goal of...

250,000 Jobs in the US have been created from the legal Cannabis Industry

The legal weed industry is also predicted to grow at a rate of 250 percent from 2018 until 2028, vastly exceeding the expansion rate of any other US industry.Full story and recipe in my new book The Case for Cannabis, available here. Read my book, Grow your own.

How Cannabis Coevolved With Humanity, And Could Save It

To a growing number of experts on history and biology, one forbidden species stands out as our biggest loss, and for likely being the single most useful plant that humans have ever gotten to know (which may even have made us ‘more human’). That plant, of course, is...