If you ask people where they get their food from, almost all of them will say from grocery stores or restaurants. Going to the grocery store has become a habit, and we continue to do it without question. Supermarkets are built in such a way that they encourage you to spend money on them and buy items from every aisle you pass down.
But as we’ve seen during the COVID lockdowns and during natural disasters, both supermarkets and restaurants can run out of food. Alarmed at seeing empty shelves, some people are beginning to wonder what other ways they can get food.
Are There Alternatives to Grocery Stores for When You Need Food and It Isn’t Available?
One obvious solution is farmer’s markets. But just as supermarkets ran out of inventory during stressful times, the farmer’s markets also sold out very quickly.
“The solution is right in your backyard,” says Marjory Wildcraft “you can grow your own food.”Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network which is one of the world’s largest online communities of people who grow their own food. Wildcraft is on a mission to teach people how to transform their backyards into food-producing paradises.
“While most people start growing food because of a desire for food security, many others are doing it to stop the destruction of the Earth,” says Wildcraft. Wildcraft states that commercial agriculture is the most destructive force on the planet and every bit that we as individuals grow for ourselves helps the entire planet.
Every grocery store doesn’t want people to learn the following secrets because it may put their business to an end.
Secret 1: Growing your own food is easy and fun
We all know that cooking your own meals is simple and far less expensive than eating out. Restaurants demand exorbitant prices for dishes that can be made twice or even three times at home. Growing your own food is also less expensive, and here is where the grocery shop earns the most money. People can easily have access to food at home if they start growing their own food in their backyards rather than rushing to the grocery shop.
Secret 2: It only takes about an hour per day to produce half of your own food
A lot of people think it takes a lot of time to grow their own food, which is why most people don’t do it in the first place. “You can produce about half of all the food you need in less than an hour per day: says Wildcraft. Wildcraft has spent years developing easy ways that people who have no experience can learn in simple steps how to grow a lot of food.
Wildcraft has spent the last 20 years figuring out how to get people with no experience, who are older or out of shape, to produce a large amount of food in a short period of time.
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money,” says WIldcraft. Her entire website teaches everything you could possibly want to know about backyard farming.
Secret 3: You can grow half of your own food in the space of three parking spots
A lot of people are surprised to discover how little space it takes. Even if you are confined in an area and do not have a backyard, there is no need to be concerned because the aim of producing your own food is paramount. Take advantage of the windowsill, the parking space, or any other location that appears to be suitable for plant growth because, at the end of the day, it is for your benefit above all else.
Marjory Wildcraft has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens.Marjory was the subject of Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award-winning piece, and she just published The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living—From Growing Food to Making Medicine. Backyard Food Production, her video series, has over a million copies in use and is used by homesteaders, foodies, preppers, colleges, and missionary groups all over the world. You can get a free webinar from Marjory on how to grow lots of food in your backyard.