As people around the globe settle into a new normal during pandemic lock-down the panic shopping and hoarding of goods have given way to a more logical and long term approach for most.
Many of us found ourselves wandering through grocery stores in the last month or so not only desperate to find toilet paper but to find basic food essentials. As we looked in awe at barren shelves where canned foods and produce once stood many of us decided then and there that we did not want to rely on the stores alone for our food in the future.
If you are fortunate enough to have acreage like my family and many in our community do, then you are probably making use of your land like never before. Either you are finally plotting out that garden spot you have always dreamed about or you are ramping up your usual hobby garden into a field size supply of fruits and veggies to last you through the year.
If on the other hand, you don’t have an abundance of land or like many of our friends who live in the city, you only have a small backyard or an apartment balcony, hope is not lost. You too can take control, even if just in part, of your food supply by gardening.