I've discovered that there are plenty of food plants that can be grown indoors during the cold half of the year, and few require any kind of special equipment.
Did you know that throughout the United Kingdom and parts of the USA, it's considered lucky to sow peas on St. Patrick's Day? In temperate areas, the ground has thawed enough by March 17th that peas can be planted, and sowing early will ensure a bountiful spring/early summer harvest.
Have you heard of a potager garden before? The term comes from the French word "potage", which basically means "soup pot". As such, a potager garden features ingredients to toss into soup or stew. Clever, isn't it?
8 friends or neighbours investing approximately $10 each can grow 32 different plant varieties by sharing seeds. Community seed banks are the ideal way for people to share resources to jumpstart food security initiatives.