@MaryMary @Ian @JBtheExplorer
So many diverse thoughts! I appreciate your time spent on making this more fun for me, and I say it specifically that way because the alignment of self interest plays such an important part in the success of any congregation of persons. We draw so much from the interactions that I am going to suggest that a person who gives more than what we commonly consider normal always attracts a crowd.
One of my heroes was Henry Ford. Did you know he had to pay his workers an unusually high wage for the time in order that they might, as the very first customers of The Ford Motor Company, be able to even purchase a model A? Without demand, that being defined as both the willingness AND ability to pay, he had to start his car business the hard way. Many mistakenly think he is famous for his production methods, but scientific study of industrial engineering productivity had of course started in England long before his time. Creating demand was his greatest creation.
The greatest example of giving ahead of time is always John 3:16 of course, but marketing has always been about identifying a market, and then risking the extension of a structure, whether physical or service, that serves the perceived market whether it actually succeeds or not. In this case, its a risk of few folders on a server, and I would imagine some extra time by the intrepid moderation crew members.
There may well not be a lot of hydroponic garden history, but they thread to the hanging gardens of Babylon. The internet has begun to focus awareness on these very efficient growing methods. For example:
I am a tomato fan and also enjoy following this rural fellow:
As these ideas focus in a propagation across the net, no forum that waits will have a structure to catch a search engine botsearch, nor will it benefit from a buried misalignment of search terms. Ultimately, that site will never catch up as crosslinks that do not exist also will not be in existence to serve ranking engines. Demand will never find supply as a result, just because it is the nature of the search engines.
In my case, I do not make any money growing vegetables or plants, it is merely a hobby. However, I have fought enough pathogens in my garden to recognize the reality of poisonous chemistry and how simply controlling the air and water of an environment has an amazing effect on what is NOT used on a plant to bring in a harvest. Its actually a shame to argue for a point where soil is considered a villian. It seems alien. However, the soil is the main source of pathogen attack on plants and precluding it from discussion seems to hamstring the overall development of the sophistication of G-F.