I recently found out that EBT can be used to buy plants and seeds that will produce food. I think it is wonderful because it encourages people to plant and grow their own food. I was wondering what others thought of this.
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I agree, it all depends on their motivation. It certainly is better than using it on Alcohol, or Tobacco.
I agree. A cucumber in the store costs around $1 for 1, where a plant costs $3 and makes many.
Respectfully, who, exactly, do you think is eligible for Food Stamps, why do you assume they don't have all kinds of work and worries and have the time and energy and weather and health to be bothered dealing with a vegetable garden?
ME, please feel free to answer so you can have more space to express your opinion on the topic. I'm curious what your opinion actually is.
You are right. Not ALL ppl getting them can use it. We recently found out we qualify barely for a few $ a month, and we garden. Not all ppl can, but some can and I know I would. I think it helps, it takes no effort to grow some things.
People who have been put through enough ringers long enough can have trouble making a chit-chat phone call, let alone being "turned into bloody farmers". Again, not knocking the seeds thing if it's of use to someone.
I agree. I am sure for some it would be too much. We've struggled all our lives, and I am awaiting disability. Even though it makes me ache gardening has always helped me feel at peace in stressful times. I think it could do that for more ppl also.
Planting a garden will not fit every food-stamp recipient's situation and abilities. Still, for those it will help, it's nice that they can pay for food producing plants with part of their food-stamp allotment.
Using them for snacks is OK with me.
Yes! And how awesome they can grow crops year round, seed save, and have even more the following year. No idea how long it has been allowed, but I don't think was an option 8 yrs ago when we had them.
The person who relies on some of the less finer things of life to keep going (NOT to escape from the "put-through-the-ringer" lifestyle) would do better with more cash/less free cheese.