While the system of hydropnic apartment gardening made from discarded plastic bottles is amazing (and something I am intend on trying!), what stuck with me was how she described our dependence on systems. This drive for autonomy and self reliance sparks all DIY initiatives:
I like many of you am one of the two billion people on earth who live in cities. And there are days when I feel how much I rely on other people for pretty much everything in my life, and some days that can even be a little scary.
But autonom and self-reliance do not mean alone. With the “R&D-I-Y” – research and development your self. DIY does not have to be singular, as our class has been throwing around it is ‘Do-It-Together.”