HELP FEED the HUNGRY ACROSS the USA

MY PUBLIC HEALTH CARE PLAN IDEAS for SAVING AMERICA FEED the HUNGRY ACROSS the USA



Allow .. Approved Volunteer Groups .. to Grow .. Seasonal  Vegetables .. Fruits .. Year Around .. in .. Large Highway Medians .. Large Side Areas .. Large Highway Access Road Areas .. 

Approximately 50 million people live in insecure food households in the USA .. We can grow enough plant food for all of them .. with an estimated 16,000 miles of wild plants across the USA .. or .. an average of 320 miles per state .. 

There are .. MILES .. and .. MILES .. Available .. in every .. State .. Example .. Oregon .. 8,000 miles of roads maintained by their state highway department .. multiply that by 3 if the road has a median or 2 if just sides .. so lots of potential growing space .. 

FOOD .. to be .. GIVEN .. to the .. POOR .. especially families with children .. HOMELESS SHELTERS .. HOMELESS PEOPLE .. NEEDY SENIORS .. SCHOOLS .. 

Wild Type Plants .. Do Not Require .. Constant Attention .. Watering .. Pesticides .. Most of these Plants .. are .. Perennial Too .. Use Plants Indigenous .. to each States .. Areas .. Soils .. Climate Conditions .. 

Plant Examples .. Carrots .. Potatoes .. wild/regular onions .. wild grapes .. wild blackberries .. wild asparagus .. prickly pear cactus .. Wild Elderberries .. grow to 10 feet tall .. yields lots of food .. Kudzu .. most of plant is edible .. Chicory .. most of plant is edible .. Pigweed .. most of plant is edible .. Common Mallow .. most of plant is edible .. Cattails .. a four season harvest plant .. some parts of plant are edible .. wild beans .. wild corn .. Kale .. a super food .. can be grown year around .. Yarrow .. can be grown year around in very poor soil .. Chickweed .. can be harvested year around .. Jerusalem Artichokes .. a perennial better planted in a separate plot .. 

This could be coordinated with .. school projects .. elementary thru college .. across the nation .. to help educate children about plant foods .. this could be a special project for .. FFA Chapters .. AG .. Sororities .. Fraternities .. Girl Scouts .. Boy Scouts .. 

Maybe .. different volunteer groups .. could specialize .. in growing different plants .. to develop an expertise .. linked across a nationwide support network .. potential group volunteers include .. church members .. civic organizations .. amateur athletic teams .. social organizations ..  professional organizations ..  

All plant growing areas .. could be posted .. with information .. Local Distribution Centers .. where food is distributed on a weekly basis .. during what periods of the year .. the approved volunteer group responsible for each area would be posted .. 

All areas would be posted about .. Theft and Vandalism .. Penalties .. 

Ecosystem .. plants use carbon dioxide (emitted by cars) to produce oxygen and food ..

Land preparation is easy .. have someone volunteer use of a backhoe .. or .. obtain donations to pay a backhoe operator .. dig the row/holes .. then break up the dirt so it is loose .. fill the holes back up .. volunteers bring in seeds to plant .. or they could start the seeds at home in a windowsill .. 

 A few dollars worth of seeds and a little of your time .. could go a long way .. in helping a person without food feel better about themselves .. and the people helping. 

Additionally .. in highway land areas .. and .. other Government lands .. not considered usable .. for wild edible plants .. plant trees .. which can be harvested for wood products .. the sale proceeds of these trees .. could be used as donations to Help Feed the Hungry Across the USA .. these trees could be planted now for the future .. they would definitely help clean the air from the highway vehicle pollution.

Copyright All Rights Reserved .. This article was originally posted on Facebook .. November 17 2015 .. 

 

Perennial Vegetables .. Grow More Food with Less Work ..