The Transylvania Times -

By Marion Buehler
Transylvania Extension Master Gardener 

Gardening For Food Security


A few years ago, who would have thought that we would be talking about food security? Sadly, even those who don’t worry about where their next meal will come from have noticed the incredible increases in the cost of food lately, especially meat and fresh vegetables.

If you’ve suffered “sticker shock” in the produce aisle, you know what I’m talking about. According to a recent NC Master Gardener Volunteer newsletter, 16.1 percent of the people of North Carolina are now receiving help from the Food Stamp program. That’s up 2.6 percent from last year. Food security is becoming a...

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