What is food resilience?
Resilience is the ability of individuals and communities to maintain healthy functioning in the face of natural disasters and social disruptions. Since the food supply in most communities will only last three days after a major disruption, it is the responsibility of individuals, families and neighborhoods to prepare and store supplies of food and other necessities of life.
Why does this matter?
Most people in the Pacific Northwest are aware of the danger of a massive earthquake. Other possible catastrophes include floods, energy shortages and other impacts that cut off supply chains.
What is the Food Action Team’s Edible Garden Group doing about it?
We are networking with neighborhood and regional preparedness groups, to provide information on how residents can prepare emergency food supplies and learn about responses to catastrophic infrastructure failures. We also encourage self-sufficiency through home food production, preservation and storage.
How you can get prepared
- Use the links below to learn more about food resilience and related topics
- Begin to develop your household resilience resources
- Join us at Edible Garden Group meetings where we share ideas, questions and opportunities to help one another. For meeting dates and location, contact Rachel Barnhart at 503.779.8570.
- Food Storage for Emergencies, OSU Extension Service
- Storing Food for Safety and Quality, OSU Extension Service
- Water Storage for Emergencies, OSU Extension Service
- Water, Practical Survivor.com
- PHLUSH: Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human
- Unprepared: Will we be ready for a megaquake in Oregon? Oregon Public Broadcasting
- Planning for Resilience & Emergency Preparedness, PREP Oregon
- Emergency Preparedness Resources & Tips, Benton County Sheriff’s Office
- Online Basic Preparedness Training, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
- Unprepared: An Oregon Field Guide Special, Oregon Public Broadcasting
- Living On Shaky Ground: How to survive earthquakes and tsunamis in Oregon,
Oregon Emergency Management
- Map Your Neighborhood: Building and Strengthening Disaster Readiness Among Neighbors, Washington State Emergency Management