Some ideas on how to grow our own food.
Why should we ‘grow our own’?
Well, there are so many reasons for having a veg plot and much more green in our gardens.
A concerned local resident has contributed this lively and informative guest piece looking at the reasons and the options for ‘growing our own food’:
I believe we need to be encouraged to grow food, no matter how small our facility is, as more and more arable land is turned into housing and road.
Here in England we are the most populated country in the western world. We need to built more low rise flats with landscaping and trees. Possibly with an allotment area.
Ban artificial grass. Prevent x% of people’s outside space being turned into hardcore which prevents water retention and work towards converting those that have been done to be converted back to green spaces with grass and trees and food produce.
School children need to be taught manual skills; mathematical and science skills to be able to test their soil; plan and action a food growing scheme; be able to use the maths and science to grow things according to the local temperature as it changes; seasons change.
Streets/ neighbours could help each other to construct greenhouses ; plant appropriate foods and maybe the council can help the sick and the elderly to utilise their land in a better way by hiring gardeners to help these people at a reduced rate or none at all.