I'm planning to write to all the politicians I can think of and ask them to start agitating people toward planting Victory Gardens. I think with the current issues going on, that's the best thing we can do, and if it's made popular, it will help a lot of issues. Hungry people are unpredictable. And if all communities are getting as much ground level food in, there will be less problems everywhere.
Help spread this!! I think it can ONLY improve the long term problems.
What I’m sending to every politician I can think of::
In these uncertain times, the most useful thing I can think of to calm social unrest is to get people to plant gardens. Fearful, hungry, aimless people are very dangerous and unpredictable. The Victory Gardens idea of WW2 is a GREAT thing to go back to encouraging people to do. If everyone has a garden, and schools, churches, and parks have gardens, it will give people an outlet for their restless energy, a feeling that there IS something they can do to help themselves and others, and food on the table if it all gets worse (which it looks like it is going to.)
PLEASE help spread this idea to your constituents, it’s a good positive action that can be taken at all levels of society, from individual to town, state, and national. This may be the absolute best thing for this country. We are experiencing serious change, whether we want it or not, choosing which way the change goes may be the most important decision we as a society make. We can either isolate ourselves mentally and fragment into warring pieces, or work together for the good of us all. I vote we work together, and work in our gardens.
That plus this goes to all the local people I can think of, churches, the newspaper etc::
On the local level, this area is full of tractors. Opening up gardens all over can be done with them, that’s most of the work right there. We have miles of grassy lawns that do nothing useful that can have gardens added. One of the easiest types of garden is just a narrow strip cut into the grass, and vegetables planted in the strip. If we put a strip garden into every good sunny yard, the food security of this town would increase dramatically. If there’s not a yard, putting a zucchini plant into a pot produces a lot of food. --
We need to get people back to the reality of the human situation, that everything you do is primarily so you can eat. If you can’t eat, it very quickly doesn’t matter what else you do. Everyone who is currently off work or school has time to put in a garden, at their home or another place. It gets people out in the sun and fresh air (which helps their health) doing activity that gives them a goal and exercise, and gives them something to think about besides their fear.
I need help! Does anyone know where to find email lists for things like "every senator" "every state representative in a state" etc? I can dig out every one but it'll be slow and I'm busy, I KNOW there have to be lists like that, I just don't know where. This is not my skill set.
Feel free to send that letter to everyone you can think of. I think this is the most rational thing we can do as a society, make our decisions with our eyes open, not blindly by not deciding.
Got email lists? I need them... I don't even know where to look.
Thank you, I was looking at those too... And most you have to go through everyone's website... That's a LOT of page loading and info filling out. And to send email to the White house they require my phone number, I don't want them having my phone number. Or my name. Just the letter.
Sigh. This is why this isn't in my skill set. Or in my schedule. I have a list form hell today, and I'm here screwing with this.