Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and people will soon be hitting up the grocery stores to get all the ingredients they need for a delicious feast — but what if that wasn’t an option, and instead, you had to grow all your food from now on?
True, that’s a dramatic and highly unlikely situation — but would you know where to start?
In AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (which airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST), characters have survived years after the zombie apocalypse began and are now living in communities that demand a stable food supply. Farming is a major part of that, but with limited space and resources, the settlers have to figure out how to make the most of their efforts.
Live Science spoke with Dan Kemper, an organic farmer and the field foreman at the Rodale Institute, a nonprofit organic farming research and education organization in Pennsylvania, to learn a few helpful tips for farming during an apocalypse, or anytime.