Managing the homestead has come a completely new game with two teenagers at home full-time. That part hasn't bad - we're getting a ton of spring yard work done, and they self-manage their schoolwork for 3-4 hours/day. It just takes a whole lot of executive functioning to create routines and structures that are conducive to both productivity and health. Keeping perspective. We are healthy, and we're privileged to have a safe home, reliable wi-fi connection, and food.
Speaking of food, the situation is opening a whole new dimension of awareness for my students, family, and professional communities about the critical work of food systems - food resilience, food justice, food security, food sovereignty... Many additional emails are coming in from food system topic listservs, organizations, and local partners as the impetus for our work suddenly comes to the fore. My intention is to build on that awareness as I adapt my work to the demand.
Here are some resources for understanding the issues:
- Coronavirus stress-tests the food supply network (Politico)
- The Fight to Keep Farmers’ Markets Open During Coronavirus (Civil Eats)
- Family Food Producers and Anti-Hunger Advocates Urge Support for Local Supply Chains in Next Stimulus Bill (National Family Farm Coalition)
- COVID-19 and the NH Food System (NH Food Alliance)