Conversation: Free Food?
Allotments, balcony gardens, veg patches...
Speculative trading has rocketed the price of food, and yet we're all able to grow this stuff, for free...it can't be that difficult to grow vegetables, can it?
We've grown lazy - some kids in UK schools are oblivious of the food chain, so used to the idea that vegetables come in plastic bags.
As food speculation and demand seems to determine an inexorable rise in food prices, why aren't we getting stuck into growing this stuff, at a micro-level for ourselves?
I think this year more people lived in urban areas than the countryside, and so urban food production might become more and more important (vegetable patches on garage roofs etc?)
I'd love to get started with this, and I have zero experience of growing my own food, so I'd love to hear from people who've done this
What are the self-sufficiency initiatives at a micro scale? City Farm? Anyone involved with food growing in their local community? and reasons why this might be a bad idea.
Shall we have a open conversation in one of the smaller rooms? I'll bring some veg :-)
I'd be interested in talking to people about self-grown food - initiatives at a micro scale