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At one time the majority of mankind survived mainly on subsistence farming so growing or raising food was not a luxury, it was a necessity. It could be a hard life but as long as no drought or devastating weather event hit the area, people were able to keep body and soul together...some years maybe even thrive. There are parts of the world today where this way of life is still the norm.
For the rest of us, we're learning once again to appreciate growing our own food--maybe on a hobby level for most but awareness is creeping in: we're losing skills and knowledge that really shouldn't be lost. We want to control the chemicals that touch what we feed our families. We want to make room in urban settings for creatures so they have space to thrive (birds, bees, ladybugs, etc.). We are slowly realizing that the supply chains we depend on to feed our loved ones can fail sometimes, resulting in rows and rows of empty shelves in the grocery stores (let's hope we never have to experience that again).
Whether you are digging into a kitchen plot, a vertical setup on the balcony or a full sized garden producing more than enough food for the whole block, there's a lot in this section to assist your efforts. Plenty of introductory/general advice for beginners, some neat-to-know tricks for the more experienced green thumbs plus a few creative ideas & inspiration too. There's room to expand, and plenty more planned to come so you may want to bookmark this page for future reference. Lots here to browse through!