I just watched a great documentary titled “Edible City: The Movie”. Filmed mainly around the Bay area of California, it shows the rising movement of urban farmers, claiming back desolate parts of the city to make urban farms. It runs for just over 60 minutes, but is well worth it. It inspired me to try harder.
I really enjoyed it, and it struck a chord with me. I think I need to change the way I look at my sustainable living project. If I put my mind to it, I could easily grow enough fresh food to support my family to a fairly high level of self-sufficiency.
It just takes time when there is only one urban farmer in the family. I need to make the effort to help other people to grow truly local food, which is one of the most important skills one can have in troubled times.
So it starts here, its starts now. More food in the ground, and teaching more people how to grow it, starting with family and friends. Growing food when it counts is harder than just growing it for a hobby.
Now to convince the rest of the clan!