Growing and sharing food for you, your family and neighbors
is one small way to grow a Caring Economics and build a Full Spectrum
Food prices are skyrocketing and impacting all of our budgets. The idea of food shortages aren’t just a Third World phenomenon–even in the US, 25% of our children go to bed hungry–and as food prices increase, this will only get worse. How can this be possible in the “richest” country in the world?
It's a factor of the traditional economic system–which accepts that the “market system” is based on supply/demand/profit for those who control resources. Profits for corporations like Archer Daniels Midland, ConAgra and Monsanto are exploding and we accept that this is the outcome of our economic system–and that it has to be this way.
One way to do this is to stop acting as if we’re powerless victims and take charge of our own lives and survival. Food–one of the most vital resources on the planet (next to water), can be grown by anyone almost anywhere. Yet, over the last 100 years, we’ve let ourselves become beholden to a few corporate powers to control this resource. Now, with farming highly concentrated into the corporate industrial farming systems and food prices being masterfully manipulated by the stock market to increase prices to the benefit of the few stockholders, we all find ourselves at the mercy of price increases that are leaving more and more people with not enough food.
1. Grow your own food. Whether you have a lawn you can rip up or you use(the easiest way to grow lots of food!), you can do this.
2. Build a neighborhood of people working together to grow food. Again–rip up your lawns or build a network ofwhere you coordinate a group of 3-6 homes and determine who will grow which foods and then share the bounty–in a very short amount of time, you’ll have food.
3. Buy, enough soil to fill them and green bean seeds and donate them to a local food bank. Let the Food Bank give them to people who arrive to pick up food and show them how to start growing their own!
4. Send $100 towhich is working in 38 countries around the world to help those who need food. Put a request on these dollars that they are for the purchase of self-watering container garden boxes and soils and seeds. That $100 will purchase 3 boxes/soil/seeds and people in these areas can start growing their own–even if they don’t own land. Within 4 months they’ll be producing food and this will enable them to combat the rising food prices. (Imagine 10,000 garden boxes showing up in Haiti) :)
Want to build a caring economy? Grow your own food–and discover that your survival isn’t dependent on money–but on your self. Remember, give a man a fish…and he eats for a day–teach your SELF to grow your own food–and you eat great food for a lifetime.
PS…the 3 links to container gardens are all different–giving you lots of options as to where you purchase them. And one of the options shows you how to build your own container garden!