Plant a family garden
Throughout history gardens have been a way of strengthening a country during hard times from the Victory Gardens, to Cuba turning its parking lots and entire country into productive agricultural space and even in 2011 the “dacha” gardens of Russia produced 40% of the nation’s food.
We can do just as well! Start by finding an area in your yard, acquiring pots for your balcony, planting herbs in your window, or if you’re feeling handy, building some raised beds wherever you have space. Think of the food you and your family love to eat fresh such as; carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, beets, lettuce etc. As well as, thinking about what foods you can grow and process and store for the future; tomato sauce, pickles, sauerkraut, carrots, potatoes, onions, beets.
Then if you’re completely new to this, contact experts at one of our local garden centres: Winderberry Nurseries, Patty’s Greenhouse, The Groundswell Community Greenhouse, Brisco Greenhouse, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire and Rona. Winderberry Nursery recently posted a video on their facebook page, about starting seeds and how to plant them in your garden. If starting your own garden isn’t possible, talk to neighbours or friends and see who can help or who might have space in their garden to share or to share knowledge or tools to help you to grow some food.