I have already given you plenty of reasons to start growing your own food and am gonna give you another.
In reading an article on Grist.org about urban agriculture, I learned that, “If some sort of natural disaster or terrorist attack were to shut down New York City’s food supply chain, our supermarket shelves would reportedly be picked clean within three days. Other U.S. cities aren’t any better prepared for such emergencies, thanks to our fuelish dependence on a globalized food system.”
That is pretty nuts. I am by no means saying that I will be able to survive off of my balcony garden in LA if some sort of event would occur. What I am saying is that by growing some of my own, I have the knowledge and ability to grow even more food for myself and others.
Our current food supply chain is broken and not sustainable. It has caused us to become so reliant on others to supply us with our food. Not only are we relying on others, we are relying on others that are thousands of miles away.
If that food supply chain ever does get cut off, all the money in the world couldn’t buy you food. Money will be useless at that point. The ability to provide oneself will be power and allow you to survive.
Hopefully we will never be faced with such a situation. If the shit ever goes down, you can stop by my crib for dinner. I’ll be growing plenty.
Now you gonna start growing your own food?