Start in your own back yard, porch or work with neighbors to establish a community garden. School & community gardens have a long history. Victory gardens were established at schools by Eleanor Roosevelt. They also had sheep grazing on the white house lawn! When food becomes scarce, or is less safe as many of us think it is today, taking matters into our own hands is a natural reaction. Yes there is….. weeding! But, this is a much more enjoyable thing to do when you have your friends and neighbors there to chat with. You will be surprised at the volume even a small plot can produce! Need some help? Contact us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Start by supporting your local economy whenever you can. We have many great resources in Lewis County. Our local farmers markets (find C.C. Grow on Campus this spring!) and various meat and cheese producers such as Salmon Creek Meat, Black Sheep Creamery & Jacobs Creamery. For a full list go to Foodworks. In addition, more and more, stores such as Shop & Cart are carrying awesome local options such as Tunawerth milk and yogurt out of Tenino and an absolute treat compared to commodity milk. YUM!!! Yes, the dollar value is sometimes higher but this is very deceptive. I would argue that the superior value both for your health (higher nutrient levels) and for our local economy. Our demand for local products is a win for all and a real way to make our community more secure.