We talk a lot about sustainability here at The Positive Change Project. In fact, we’re obsessed with it. From funding our various projects in a sustainable (meaning maintainable) way, to trying to promote sustainable practices in our own lives and communities. That is because we believe, wholeheartedly, that from sustainable practices (from farming to spending money) can come positive change.
Luckily, we aren’t the only ones who believe this. This article talks about the very real ways in which small-scale sustainable farming practices can positively change world hunger. I thought to myself, well yeah, don’t we see that happening in Sada, South Africa? Because of generous donations from people like you, were were able to buy starter crops for the home gardens for the two safety homes. These gardens provide a large bulk of the food that the AIDS orphans eat each day. If that’s not a small-scale farm, I don’t know what is.
To quote the above article, “evidence piled up that small-scale, diverse, sustainable farms (and even home gardens) had the most potential to solve the world’s hunger problems while reversing modern agriculture’s devastation of our ecosystems.” The study was largely ignored by the United States, which is such a shame. So, what can you do? Be informed. Start a home garden of your own. Perhaps most importantly, support your local farmers. Because who knows, some day soon we might all be relying on them the most.