A Plan for Food Self-Sufficiency

A Plan for Food Self-Sufficiency

Tomato Seedlings In Newspaper

Providing high-quality food for your family year-round takes foresight and planning, plus healthy doses of commitment and follow-through. Whether you grow as much of your food as you can or you source it from local producers, the guidelines here will help you decide how much to produce or purchase. The charts linked to in “Plan How Much to Grow” later in this article will also help you estimate how much space you’ll need — both in your garden to grow the crops, and in your home and pantry or root cellar to store preserved foods. Here’s a step-by-step plan to help you make the best use of your garden space (or farmers markets) to move toward homestead food self-sufficiency.

More HERE>> in this Mother Earth News article by Cindy Conner.

 Please join us for the free film:


Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group is kicking off its 2015 programming with a free viewing of FED UP, a film that just might change your life. It certainly will change the way you eat. The afternoon includes good conversation and delicious soup. Everyone is welcome!

1 – 3:30 pm, Sunday, February 18, Cornwall Public Library,  45 Second St. East.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCUbvOwwfWM&w=560&h=315]


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