Did you know that Burpee reported a 40% increase in sales of seeds this year? 40%!
We had a heck of a time ordering our chicks this year. Everyone we called were sold out for over a month! They all reported a huge increase in first time orders.
I suppose the actual (or perceived) increase in the cost of food is driving some of it. Some is being driven by the
In WWI and WWII home gardens were a part of the solution. Huge drives focused on people growing and preserving more of their own food. While many people today think this is impossible for them, it is often not. Most people who own homes have some spot to put a small garden or at least a few plants. Front lawns do not have to be just grass, although you may end up fighting an association. In our region there are more and more community gardens as options for people who live in apartments.
Maybe it is time for a new Victory Garden movement? Maybe it is already happening?
While it is not the whole answer by any means, anything that helps us take a small step away from dependence on oil is a step? Could your garden be part of this, your own small part of a much bigger solution?