We are serious about turning the 48.5 million acres of lawn in America into food production! Farm-A-Yard: It’s a movement… have ya heard? Linda Borghi and Criss Ittermann, two of the co-founders of Farm-a-Yard, share about the birth of the Farm-A-yard movement as a response to the challenges of soil degradation and food insecurity issues facing our country and the world.
You’ll notice in this episode that Farm-A-Yard is all about solutions, sprinkled with plenty of laughter and gratitude to pave the way for sustainable, lasting change.
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… he came to tell me that he was farming a yard behind the hotel down the street. His name is Jacob, he is 17 years old, he is so polite and has a smile that could melt a heart.
I have always been a believer in the process of energy following thought and I am reminded that the process is alive and well every now and again.
My sister from another mother, Marsha Howe and I have been discussing all aspects of Victory Gardens. I have been studying Victory Gardens for quite a long time now.
All of that food, and there was a lot of it, it was being grown to lighten the stress on the National food supply.
Well, we have high level stress on our National food supply due to the lack of rain and extreme drought situations.
What I wanted to find out was how and why did everyone start farming their yards? Well….it spread through very organized entities, like churches. And that got me thinking (thought) about once again standing on the pulpit explaining the meaning of true food security, AKA Yard Farming.
Just a few days after I arrived here in Beaufort SC the door bell rang. It was a lovely young man asking if I needed any yard work done. I said that I didn’t need any yard work and soon I would convert part of the lawn into food production areas. I spoke to him for about 10 minutes, as I had his full attention, then on his way he went, never to be seen from again until TODAY.
So, I am getting ready to make an additional 9 yard farm beds and then some…..when that lovely young man stopped by for a visit. I say a visit because he came to tell me that he was farming a yard behind the hotel down the street. His name is Jacob, he is 17 years old, he is so polite and has a smile that could melt a heart.
I went with him to check out his plot and sure enough there it was, about 1500 square feet, fenced in, behind this hotel. The Pastor wife has a garden there and got Jacob the permission to grow the food. Jacob and 4 of his friends will farm this section and expand from there. I expecting a call from the Pastor’s wife sooner than later, and I anticipate to be preaching from the pulpit once again, so blessed to do so!