Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Resilient Agriculture, a new book written by Laura Legnick (New Society Publishers, 2015). Among other topics, Legnick discusses how we can make our food systems more resilient in the future by utilizing regional food systems, rather than getting the majority our food from across the nation or internationally. One of the notable benefits of being regionally based is the concept of a closed loop, soil-to-soil food system model. This model shows us that food waste can be put back into the ground to supplement the soil with vital nutrients.
Yardfarming could be a great source of local food in a regional food system! Read more about regional food systems and the soil-to-soil model in the excerpt below.