work with what you got and be encouraged
This is a tough time for a lot of folks. Lost Jobs. Lost income. Sense of helplessness and fear. Never before has self-sufficiency skills mattered so much. Especially growing one's food. Geof Lawton (foremost Permaculture guru) says that the answer to the world's problems is in a garden.
We are NOT helpless.
I barely have an income. Starting over like never before. And I am not helpless. Every day we do powerful things that are invisible to those who have no eyes to see,...yet. [More are joining the ranks all the time]
yesterday I set the seeds of my store-bought organic cantelope out to dry for the purpose of saving them to plant next season. That's powerful.
I do not have acreage. I live in a suburban neighborhood but I am doing things every day that are building on my ability and provision for tomorrow.
Save seeds. Learn how. Plant seeds. Compost. Just start doing something today! Grow what you can wherever you can. Landscape that tiny urban yard with edibles and medicinals. Narrow side yards are overlooked growing space for food/medicinal vines.
I'd like to tell you to be of good courage and do not fear. There is power and hope in every act of self-reliance, no matter how small it may seem today.