From Necessity to Hobby: The Devolution of the Home Garden

Considering food is one of the three main staples for survival, you’d think people would pay more attention to where it comes from and how it’s grown. I think it’s unfortunate that “organic” food has become a luxury for the wealthy. I’m not going to get into the nuances of the economics and why organically grown food is so much more expensive. But I think it’s important to consider, given what seems to be an incurable food shortage in the self-proclaimed wealthiest country in the world. If poverty is the excuse we assign to this problem we’re looking at it from the wrong angle. Having a low household income has nothing to do with the ability to raise vegetables and fruits. One can easily recognize that most families that grew victory gardens during WWII were impoverished by today’s standards, and even the contemporary measurement.

Continue reading at National Road Magazine.





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