Recently, I was talking to another driver and the topic of politics came up. I was quite amazed at his knowledge and expertise on this confusing and frustrating topic. During the conversation, he made the comment, “Well, I’m just a dumb truck driver.” We both laughed and I knew that he was just making a general statement and that there was no truth to it, but many times, truckers will make this off-the-cuff comment. The fact is, professional truck drivers are far from being “dumb.”
Furthermore, many truck drivers have a wide range of interests that reaches far outside of the trucking realm. Authors, musicians, song writers, stand up comedy, voice impersonators . . . the list is endless. American truckers consist of a vast array of skill and talent where trucking plays no part in their lives. With the onslaught of social media, these road warriors are sharing their other expertise and knowledge with those who have the same interests. Truck driver, Barry Szczucki, is one of them.
A 35 year driving veteran, Barry Szczucki has become an expert in a field that consists of hundreds of millions of followers: organic gardening. A walking encyclopedia, Barry created the website: Rely on Yourself . . . providing information on how to grow an organic garden resulting in what he calls, “Super Foods.” Vegetables consisting of all the minerals and vitamins the human body needs, totally absent of pesticides and insecticides. Also, by producing your own super foods, Barry points out that one can save between $200 and $300 per month, keeping that hard earned money in the bank.
Providing information on such areas as: cottonseed meal, bone meal, gypsum, rock phosphate, kelp meal, rock dust and even fish emulsion . . . Barry Szczucki blows the competition away when it comes to vegetable gardening . . . all from a professional truck driver. I once asked Barry a simple question regarding the proper planting of eggplant . . . what I received was a two hour learning session on the ancient gardening techniques of the Mayan Indians. Like I said . . . a walking encyclopedia.
Due to the overwhelming response he has received from his website, Mr. Szczucki is now launching his own talk radio show on the largest talk show media in the world: Blog Talk Radio. Self Reliance Radio will begin broadcasting this month, April, 2010.
For long haul truckers, growing your own organic vegetable garden would prove impossible, but if your spouse at home enjoys this past time, and you are looking for ways to save money . . . then Self Reliance Radio will explain exactly what you need to know to grow unbelievable vegetables right in your own back yard . . . no matter where you live . . . even if it is in the Florida sand:
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