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March 10, 2023 | People We Should Know: Marjory Wildcraft

John Rubino is a former Wall Street financial analyst and author or co-author of five books, including The Money Bubble: What to Do Before It Pops and Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom. He founded the popular financial website in 2004, sold it in 2022, and now publishes John Rubino’s Substack newsletter.

While we’re thinking about prepping, let’s segue from bugging out to staying put, with the following premise: In a world where we can’t trust factory farms, Big Pharma, or any regulatory agency, a family that makes most of its own food and medicine has a vastly better chance of surviving and thriving than one that’s dependent on the dubious kindness of rapacious strangers.

If this strikes a chord, you should know Marjory Wildcraft (she of the perfect name). In another time, she would be a village shaman, showing up as needed with herbs that she foraged or grew herself, ready to advise on health, food, and general self-reliance.

It’s clearly time to relearn that old wisdom, and Wildcraft’s Grow Network has become a clearing house for people who crave more control over the foundational parts of life. Here’s some material from the website:

Marjory Wildcraft has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens. She is best known for her DVD series Grow Your Own Groceries, which has over a half million copies in use by homesteaders, foodies, preppers, universities, and missionary organizations around the world. She was featured in an article that won Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award, and she recently authored The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living—From Growing Food to Making Medicine.

More material from the website:

Stopping The Destruction Of The Earth
Commercial agriculture is the cause of planetary desertification, polluted rivers, and ocean dead zones. We show people how to grow half of their food in their backyard in less than an hour per day.

Averting The End Of Modern Medicine As We Know It
The World Health Organization is forecasting that, by 2030, minor cuts will kill and all modern surgeries will be too risky due to antibiotic resistance. We show people highly effective herbal techniques to treat infections without pharmaceuticals.

Stopping The Torture Of Innocent Animals
Commercial production of meat is barbaric. We show people how to humanely produce half of the protein needs for a family of 4 in less than 10 minutes per day.

Preventing Extinction
92% of heirloom seed varieties and 87% of heritage livestock breeds are completely gone. We show people how to create a legacy for themselves with deeply meaningful work in backyard breeding of useful plants and animals.

Ending Modern Disease
The root cause of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity is malnutrition. We show people how to create living, mineral-rich soil that produces deeply nutritious food.

Other topics:

3 strategies for growing food in the city

Protect your family and finances

The 7 shortcuts to finding a safe haven for your family

How to find like minded neighbors and build self-reliant communities

The mental health employee benefit that can grow your company

How to ensure your employees are well nourished


There’s a big page of courses like this:



Here’s an in-depth interview that’s a great starting point:


And here’s a video series called “CEOs who grow food”.

There’s a lot more, but you get the idea. This sounds like a paid promotion, but it’s not. No money or any other consideration is changing hands. I’m just a big fan. And my wife (a Grow Network member) is enraged that our homeowners’ association bans chickens and rabbits.

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March 10th, 2023

Posted In: John Rubino Substack

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