Karen Wolfgang & Isabel LaCourse
It is not a piece of cake to be food self-sufficient. In fact, given a variety of modern constraints, it’s not at all possible for the vast majority of us to grow everything we need, even with presently plentiful inputs. Also, many of the people who are excited about growing food have little to no previous experience doing so, not to mention performing associated preparation and preservation tasks. Not to worry: lack of practical understanding is a tremendous opportunity for learning and growth! All steps taken toward food awareness and security–even the baby ones–contribute positively to the long-term resilience of our community. This presentation will introduce the role of the edible garden in preparedness.