It wasn’t that long ago that our ancestors toiled the earth and didn’t have access to food from the other side of the planet on a daily basis. It took a pandemic to point out how overly dependent we are on a global supply chain. Food scarcity and rationing suddenly didn’t seem that irrational.
“Work or die” is a saying that has lasted through the generations of farmers in my family. It literally means just that, but it is also a call to action to not just sit there, but to do something!
If you have access to water and sunlight, you can grow your own food. If you have access to land, even better. It wasn’t until the invention of the television that our houses moved back from the road and we were left with a giant lawn to cut. Who decided this was the only use for a plot of land in suburbia? Who said the roof or balcony of an apartment building couldn’t be a garden? You have the ability to grow your own food, and there is enough for all of us.