Outlaw Farming - A New Twist on Things
This past week we had the great pleasure of sitting down with Carl Stanley.
Carl is the former pastor of a cannabis-friendly All Faith church in Eureka, CA, an educator in sustainability and self-sufficiency, founder of Manabu Farms, and an advocate for “outlaw farming”, which is perhaps not what you may think it is.
We spoke with him via phone from Flint, Michigan where he resides in an effort to help the local community with the water crisis before heading back to his beloved Humboldt County.
He speaks about the many services the church provided for the community here, the why’s and how’s of becoming Producers rather than Consumers, outlaw farming, his work in Flint, and offers his thoughts on how cannabis can help Humboldt County become a self-sustaining community.
Some of what we loved about speaking with Carl was his passion for the work that he does, but also what his origin story of Humboldt implies. He came here as a ‘traveler’, what many might describe in not too polite terms as a transient. The stereotype of the Humboldt transient juxtaposed with the amazing work that Carl has done here in this community and elsewhere is an interesting and important part of this story; and one could argue yet another stitch to further mend the way we relate to ourselves and to each other.
To find out more about Carl, or the work that he does, or how you can become more energy-independent and reduce your monthly bills, check out his work on Facebook.
Become a part of the Bill Free Group @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/155362171643501/
Or find out more about the work and mission of Manabu Farms @ https://www.facebook.com/manabufarms2/
There’s also a website with links to his 300+ instructional YouTube videos on living the Outlaw Farmer lifestyle @ http://manabufarms.blogspot.com/
So much inspiration and food for thought here.
We hope you enjoy.