Massive and tragic LOSSES OF CROPS, VEGETABLES, FRUIT, AND LIVESTOCK
have already begun to affect food availability.
Shortages of fuel and inaccessibility to certain roads make it impossible for drivers to get 'just in time' orders like fresh produce to their destinations. Bread and milk will become unavailable in places due to grain and loss of cows and dairy farms.
PLEASE don't wait for AUTHORITIES to organise food production. Encourage as many householders as possible to plant vegetables, fruit and herbs in their BACK and FRONT GARDENS and COMMUNITY GARDENS if they have sufficient water to do so.
Donations of organic seeds, money to purchase seeds and gardening machinery and tools lost to fire and drought will be immediate needs.
power to run their devices.
I'm calling in the Government to IMMEDIATELY DOUBLE FUNDING TO THE AUSTRALIAN ABC so they can continue and expand their work and programs unimpeded by lack of funds ... then to triple and quadruple funding for operational costs, cultural programs, increased staffing and more.
I also feel retirees and the aged will be of invaluable assistance with the skills they can offer. New enlightened management will be essential. We're seeing numerous ones of those exemplary leaders now on the ground, in print and on our screens - and sadly others who continue to let us down. The latter do not deserve any more of our precious time or attention.
PLEASE SEE MY GARDEN LINKS HERE