Growing our own food in preparation for economic downturns or hard times is smart. Self sufficient living is a way to be prepared for what life throws us.
The cooperative extension system, affiliated with universities across the USA, are a great source of expert information for gardeners, canners, and cooks.
For years, municipalities have been adding chlorine to water supplies to make it safe for drinking. At a recent community event I learned that our municipal water provider has switched over to something called chloramine, and other municipalities are embracing chloramine as well.