sustainable gardening

sustainable gardening
Urban gardening to mitigate the “food crisis”?

Food prices are rising recently on the back of inflated oil prices as a result of our over reliance on a centralized industrial food production system. Many people wonder when the government will do something about it. But is the real solution perhaps right in our own backyards? Could this current price increase be the catalyst for a move towards a more decentralized and environmentally sustainable way of keeping everyones table full of healthy foods?

Permaculture! See this video which shows how a couple used their tiny maisonette garden just outside London. The garden is very small but it is enormously productive.

Quoted from site below Benefits of Community Gardens:

* Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
* Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
* Stimulates Social Interaction
* Encourages Self-Reliance
* Beautifies Neighborhoods
* Produces Nutritious Food
* Reduces Family Food Budgets
* Conserves Resources
* Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
* Reduces Crime
* Preserves Green Space
* Creates income opportunities and economic development
* Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots
* Provides opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections

Take a look at my profile for a link to my Youtube account to watch more permaculture videos.

Marie’s Urban Sustainable Garden (farm)

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