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Growing Your Own Food

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On the brink of potential disasters that could interfere with the food distribution system, growing your own food is now essential.

Select non-GMO heirloom seeds to sow or start plants. You can check local growers and garden centers for any remaining plants in stock. Feed the soil properly with well-composted matter for a healthy organic garden. Plan to save food and seeds for the future, while researching and applying permaculture concepts.

Begin with preparing the soil. The quantity, quality, variety and balance of minerals, microbes and worms in the soil our food grows in, have a great bearing on our health and longevity. 

Plant items now that can withstand the midsummer heat. Later in the summer you can grow lettuce, radishes, kale and other crops that prefer it a little cooler.

With raised beds and container gardening, some of these can also be grown using a tarp, tent, cold frame, shed with windows or a greenhouse, extending the growing season. With heating, some crops can even be done in winter. Sprouts of beans, alfalfa seeds, etc. can be grown in the kitchen.

If we are to survive economic collapse, earth changes, social changes and public poisons and the implementation of Agenda 21, cooperative preparedness in a community support system is crucial.

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