Speaking of fighting inflation by seeking economic alternatives, more of my friends back in Madison are using the community garden to reduce the impact of grocery inflation:
Located on S.W. 4th Street, the Madison Community Garden offers the opportunity for residents to grow their own food.
The garden offers 40 plots, each at the size of 20 feet by 25 feet. The rental price is $40 a year. The costs cover not only the plot but also water. This year, all of the plots are filled.
…The Allens both eat and give away the food they grow. They also have made salsa and spaghetti sauce and canned tomatoes.
“With prices nowadays, it helps save on the grocery bill,” Lori said [Katelyn Winberg, “Community Garden Offers Alternative to Rising Grocery Bills,” Madison Daily Leader, 2022.06.21].
Like biking instead of driving, gardening instead of grocery shopping requires a little sweat, and it’s not for everybody come winter. But every alternative helps.