How much advanced warning do we need to start growing food at home, and promoting local suppport for local agriculture? Those of us on very limited budgets really have no choice. I would suggest that food banks, churches, and social outreach agencies make seeds and gardening tools, along with appropriate teaching materials, available to their participants. Our focus this year in our life is to grow food for ourselves, find local sources for grain, and process the produce to sustain ourselves through the winter. Any surplus – which is planned – will go to help others enjoy a healthy diet. We will sell some, but donate some too. North Americans, despite a high caloric intake and plentiful food availablity, do not have truly adequate nutrtition, and sources of the more nutrient dense foods are now too expensive for many.
U.S. food prices soar: Cheap food may be a thing of the past in U.S. – latimes.com