By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author, and Speaker | Facebook @NormanWinterTheGarden Guy
Friday Jan. 14, a news flash came across my phone saying verbatim ‘A Major Food Shortage is Coming Again in the United States’. That headline coupled with what we are seeing in the places we shop is enough to cause a level of anxiety.
Deep down we have that feeling we should grow some of our own food. You may be thinking, ‘I want to, but I don’t have room for a garden’ or, ‘My HOA will not let me.’ I assure you that the vegetable garden has become ‘urbanized’ and ‘revolutionized’ over the past few years for a couple of reasons.
The first is thanks to great new varieties of tomatoes, peppers, herbs and even berries that fit today’s garden to perfection. The second reason is thanks to Brie Arthur, a visionary horticulturist and her book, The Foodscape Revolution. I’ll explain the importance of the foodscape in a minute.