I’m Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 8 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climate. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.
My goal is to try and get the maximum from our food garden and I created this site so that thousands of people could do the same.
What is a family food garden?
Why not just call it vegetable gardening?
Food is medicine, tea, herbs, healthy fruits and vegetables, wild foraged food, and anything that you consume internally. Growing some of your own food gives you back some control over what goes into your body.
Because let’s face it, even ‘organic’ has become a trend. That means many small organic farms are getting bought out by large-scale corporate farms, often resulting in short cuts and reduced quality. Your food also comes from super far away (most of the time) and is harvested before peak flavor and nutrition.
You & your family really can eat healthier when you grow food yourself!
Food gardening isn’t anything new, families use to rely on their gardens for nourishment. Our modern world however is so far removed from what foods are in season, how to preserve for the winter months, or even cooking from scratch. Everything is about convenience, and the slow food movement has been forgotten in our fast paced modern world.
Things are changing though, more families want to eat healthy and they don’t want their food traveling for many miles. Food is getting recalled all the time or bought out by large companies so there’s less trust with our current large-scale food system.
Growing your own healthy produce gives you back seasonal rhythm and food security.
My goal with this site is to give you awesome inspirational content to help your family grow more food!
Here are some of the ‘Food Production’ posts I’ve written to help you grow lots of food for your family:
- Designing for large-scale food production
- Our family grew $ 2,000 worth of food last year
- Can you grow enough food to feed a family?
- Month-to-month homesteading to do lists
- How to plant your fall & winter garden
- Inter-planting for more garden yields
- How to grow food 365 days a year
- Articles for growing food year-round
- What’s in-season?
- Eat from the garden challenge
- Preserving the harvest
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Wishing you & your family lots of healthy harvests and wonderful food gardening!
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