I think this is the point where organic and local agriculture can shine, and it can show how resilient it can be, especially regenerative agriculture, and how taking care of the soil and making sure that the soil is healthy and is bursting with this mycorrhizal fungi and all of this rhizomes and healthy activity and healthy bacteria that can be so resilient and it can be so, I don't wanna say profitable, but it can be.
A lot of people come to me with these questions of, "I really want to try X, Y, Z, starting a garden, I really wanna try raising chickens, I really wanna try a pig." Just try it. The worst thing that happens with chicken is that you have dinner, and... [Laughs] Honestly, it's... Just try it.
It's really difficult for some people, and me included, it's really difficult to just jump into something with both feet and not dip your toes in first, but with things that are as important as your own food and your own well-being and your own sustainability, that has to be done full force. You can't take baby steps into that, you have to put your entire being into it.
— Pam Melby
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