Guerilla Gardening with Rob Avis of Verge Permaculture
This guy talks about how food scarcity is ridiculous when compared to the amount of acreage planted with grass, then goes and plants a fruit tree in a park.
“Close to 40 million acres of land in the US is planted to grass every year. And to put that into perspective, 45 million acres of land is currently planted to wheat. So we’re growing almost as much grass as we are wheat. And I wanted to figure out what that number meant, and basically what it boils down to, is that on 40 million acres of grass, we could grow enough calories to feed everyone in the united states a 2000 calorie diet per day for two years off of one crop. So what we as citizens have to do is take responsibility for our food security and start claiming back the space that we as tax payers are paying to have maintained, but we’re not getting any use out of. This is land that could potentially be planted to perennial polycultures of food to help feed people within this neighborhood. Healthy, nutritious, high quality food outside their back door. This is why I believe that food scarcity is actually just an artificial construct.”