The idea of growing plants everywhere to help solve the world hunger problem is a great vision, but it can’t happen overnight, or in a vacuum.
There must be sources in which the food can grow, and such sources include:
- Common Interest gardeners
- Community farms/small farms
Growing at Home
Growing at home could mean a number of things for different families. For some, it could mean a few potted plants in the windowsill that produce tomatoes or thyme. For others, it could mean a plot of dirt in the front or backyard that holds things like beets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes – anything you can think of.
Growing at School
Teaching children how to grow their own food is an integral part of growing up. It’s a skill they will use for their entire life. Growing food at school not only provides well-rounded meals to students, but it equips them with lifelong know-how on feeding themselves and their future families.
Immokalee Charter School
Growing in Community and Small Farms
Small farms within a community can do more for that specific group of people than you might think. For one, eating food grown within the soil where you live is better for you because it contains nutrients that your body needs. Secondly, growing food for the community brings a group of people together to work towards a common goal – nourishing the population.
Cultivate Abundance, Immokalee, FL
It’s possible to have a garden anywhere the soil is arable and healthy enough for plants to thrive. Whether this means in the city circle, a small park, or in planter boxes on Main Street, anything works. Gardens can provide food for those who need it while being aesthetically pleasing and supplemental to the town or city.