It was unfortunate that our most recent experience with community development was a corrupt political organization with a huge socialist agenda (ACORN). It is my contention that the only means of salvation for our country will be through small groups or communities. I have started threads on community farms to replace the giant corporate ones that essentially destroyed the small American family farm as a way of life. I strongly believe that the Tribe will be the only viable means of recovery from a total SHTF. Urban population centers will become prisons and eventually graves. Small groups will begin gathering and building what they need and a new commerce will develop from the barter of surplus. We have instituted a small farming program for our employees at work to not only help stretch their pay checks but to teach them the need for self-sufficiency and group effort. I would like to start this thread to further ideas and means of developing the tribal community. Ideas such as food co-ops, group purchases, community farms, johnny appleseed planting of food crops and fruit on public property, and most importantly, bartering. I need a brick oven to bake bread using wood or other fire producing fuel and will trade an equal amount of time canning, drying and preserving food for long term storage without electricity. Here are the seeds, my friends; let's plant them and see what grows?