It's humble, it's real, and it gives hope. Yes, I suspect we will all be turning to creatively using what resources we have, when fossil fuels are no longer abundant and cheap, and driving our growth obsessed economy's on their destructive paths.
Nicholas Cortez decided to take up gardening in some of the worst growing conditions in America. It was not because he needed a new hobby. It was because he needed to survive. Cortez lives in a place called Nuestro Barrio southeast of Phoenix. It was a small place with about 320 homes. The area was already poor before the recession. Now it’s barely surviving, even the one and old grocery store is gone. Nicholas and his neighbors turned to a group called Arizona Homegrown Solutions to teach them to survive. As Nicholas’ story shows, it’s starting to work.
Learn more about Arizona Homegrown Solutions and their role in helping secure a food source for the community of Nuestro Barrio.