Thursday, September 8, 2011

Value of growing your own food

It's time to harvest garlic
An enlightening program, "1 in 10 Minnesota households struggle with hunger", aired yesterday on Minnesota Public Radio.  It shared a report that indicated 14.5 percent of American households are food insecure.  That's nearly 49 million people.  Here in Minnesota there are half of a million people on food stamps.

Elsewhere a Star Tribune article "Minneapolis garden helps sow community" referenced a garden that was developed by a resident simply for the whole neighborhood's use.  The founder of this garden, Christina Suter Elias, noted the following... "In the native community, there's a saying, 'If you want to control a people, control their food source.'"

Seems during these difficult economic times it makes more sense than ever to reconsider sod yards in order to make room for vegetable gardens.  We can't eat grass... although I'm told dandelion greens are good, and the flowers make for a mean wine. 

Anyone know a good recipe that utilizes creeping charlie?

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