As a former Kentucky farmer, I take it seriously when friends DM me about food shortages happening in their area.
And I’m embarrassed to say, that I’ve lost touch with the reason I started growing food in the first place. You may be familiar with it's romantic appeal. It swept me away a long time ago.
I started growing food to make a difference in my community.
To provide quality food choices in my area, and in my home.
To contribute to local food production for local food security.
Like many, I feel in love with the art & craft of edible gardening and left the problem behind me.
And now with the supply chains breaking down due to labor shortages, COVID-19, shut downs, etc - the problem is front and center again.
Everyone is beginning to feel the strain and frustration of unavailable products and services.
Some communities have been experiencing this lack for...