CEL helped to answer this question at the Ballard Zombie Apocalypse Day Community Preparedness Event on January 27th. In the event of a natural disaster, many of the systems and organizations that we have come to depend on (including grocery stores!) will no longer be able to function. The answer is not to let fear get the best of you, but to work towards building new systems that will support our families and our communities in time of crisis. One of the best ways to do this is to create a sustainable and resilient local food system by pooling your resources with your neighbors and growing food together. These “edible neighborhoods” will ensure that your own community grocery store will never run out of food.
CEL will be teaching a series of workshops on building Edible Neighborhoods this Spring. Stay tuned for dates and times or contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your neighbors are interested in creating your own Edible Neighborhood.