George Gordon's School of Law

This is the only authorized site for George Gordon's original school still at the farm in Isabella, Missouri since 1984, and still at the original phone number.

$100,000 Increase on 25 Acres or Less

This class is best taken as a companion class to Subsistence and Survival, though it can be taken as a stand-alone class. This class is extremely important. Let's say you've taken Subsistence and Survival and learned to can a cow. First though, do you know how to raise a cow so you have one to can? Or what happens when you start running out of all those jars and cans of food you stored? Remember, canned food doesn't spontaneously reproduce. If things go bad for any prolonged period of time, you'll have to learn how to raise your own food. Back during the Depression and both World Wars, the supply of fresh foods (and some foods altogether) was so limited people learned to garden again out of sheer necessity. We're not beyond the stage where that might happen in our lifetimes. And some communal garden plot miles away with no fuel to travel with doesn't hack it either.

Even if things don't go to hell in a hand basket, this class has much to teach you. Science has been going full-speed ahead with the last stages of the 'Green Revolution' started in the 1960s. Only, they haven't been telling you the whole truth about what it means to you. First, they started hybridizing our grain crops. Then it was our vegetable crops. Next on the list was monoculture (everyone grows the same type of corn, wheat, etc. - remember the Irish Potato Famine? It was caused because the Irish all grew the same type of potato. And when one potato got sick and died, all the potatoes got sick and died). In the 1980s, gene-splicing was limited to a few small companies with a new technology and no real application for their work. Now, the world's seed companies are making everything genetically engineered and adding new legislation to ensure their control of the world's food supply. It's getting harder and harder to find seeds you can plant, grow, save, and replant. Companies that only last year had a good selection of non-hybrid seeds have gone out of business or quit bucking the trend. You'll leave this class with the knowledge you need to start gardening.

We'll cover this and much more in detail. You'll learn such things as square foot gardening, making raised beds, organic plant protection, Biblical land laws, how to read seed catalogs, and more. This is the perfect class for those who complain their wives don't understand what they're doing. Shoot, send her to class instead of you (or both of you can come as one). Most women already understand a decent amount about gardening - this class just takes what they've learned puttering with flowers and tomatoes and raises it to the next level.

And this is one class where you can turn your hard won knowledge into material gain. A good garden is worth up to $6,000 annually for a family of 4. Add to that the fact that the market for organically grown, non-hybrid food has increased each year (with no end in sight to the boom)... well, you get the idea. This class provides daily benefits in addition to its long term ones. If disaster never strikes, you're ready with food and a renewable source of income feeding those who don't know how. If disaster never strikes, you'll still have a healthier diet and lifestyle, as well as a possible source of extra income. Either way, you win.