It’s odd writing about war after suffering through years of tremendous climate and human health challenges. The atrocities being enacted are hard to imagine, let alone watch on the news.
We are all globally connected to what’s happening in Ukraine right now. The price of natural gas, precious metals, fertilizers, animal, and human food are soaring.
Ukraine is the breadbasket of the world, the fourth-largest supplier of wheat and corn. Today’s disruptions will only add to existing food insecurity for millions and lead to more social unrest.
When I think about what I can do to alleviate the impacts of this unraveling dilemma, I think of growing more of my own food.
Having a “smallholding” or small farm that produces a mixture of crops and animals is a personal way to increase my food security. It lightens my global dependency on industrial agriculture and the resources that lead to climate change.
Is a smallholding right for you?Continue reading “Grow Your Food & Cultivate Peace with a Small Landholding”