If you live in an apartment or townhome with a balcony or patio, you might be surprised at just how much potential there is for ensuring your family’s food security – with container gardening.
In the next part of my series on food security in these challenging times, I look at what you can achieve if you don’t have much space or any outdoor area. Even in the smallest studio flat, you can grow a bit of your own fruit and vegetables.
If this crisis has you concerned about your family’s food security now is the perfect time to plan and plant your garden. Even those living in tiny flats can grow at least some of their food. But what? What foods are you able to grow and where should you invest your time, efforts, and money?
Italians have begun to riot, just as things are improving. Why? Food. But there is good news. That does not have to be us. We still have time to prepare and ensure greater food security for our families. It is easier and cheaper than you think to…Grow Your Own. Anywhere.
The headlines were dour. Everyone was blaming the few people who had prepared for this crisis well in advance. But a news article this week shines some surprising light on the true culprit. There was little ‘hoarding.’ It was just everyone suddenly buying a week’s worth of their normal shop instead of daily.
Growing up I heard those words often but never have I appreciated them as much as this past week. How we live and see this world as disposable needs to change, beginning with the things in our bins.