My name is sweetshrub because, as a child raised in Atlanta in days before air conditioning, my mother, a horticulturist, planted Carolina Allspice (sweetshrub) beneith our bedroom windows. With windows open (I wouldn't do this now!!), I would drift off to sleep, smelling the exotic, spicy fragrance of the sweetshrub. It is a fond memory of a time when life seemed simpler and safer. I am an older female living in Florida. I have been organic gardening for about 25 years. My plot is very small but I also do container gardening. I have been interested in preparedness for the past 15 or so years. I will be surviving in place due to lack of ability to move to higher ground. It is what it is and I am here. I work full time in long term health care. I have lurked on this forum for a time and now am glad to be a member.