Word has it that the community gardens at the Ag Center have been closed by Penn State Extension, for reasons we can easily understand and do not question.
This means there may be a few disappointed, displaced wannabe gardeners who will need to get their fingers in the dirt somewhere else this year.
Could you, or someone you know, spare a few square feet of ground for a guest to garden?
You don’t have to be much of a prognosticator to imagine that we may be encountering food supply chain disruptions in the foreseeable future. If we believed that, what kinds of adaptive workarounds would we be developing?
Well, maybe we’d put more energy and resources into producing and distributing even more of our food locally than we already do! Maybe we’d be on the lookout for new opportunities to match emergent needs with untapped, possibly unknown-till-now resources, one-on-one and beyond
And we’re not starting from scratch here, by any means. We have a wealth of resources among us, human and otherwise. I’m eager to see how many new, innovative ways we can link these resources up!