Food stability starts with local cultivation of nutritious, delicious crops in personal and community gardens. Fruits and vegetables are only as local as their seed. Seed grown in our Michigan gardens hold within them the "memory" of the growing conditions experienced by the mother plants. Crops grown using those seeds are a bit better suited to meet any challenges that arise when they are grown in the same or similar locations. Harvests benefit as resilience to environmental stresses builds.
Our gardens are in USDA Zone 5b experiencing at least 145 frost-free days and the average annual minimum temperature range of (-10 to -15) F.