16 May '12, 2pm

Ireland's 'Grow it Yourself' self-help food growing community coming to the UK - The Ecologist

Ireland's 'Grow it Yourself' self-help food growing community coming to the UK - The Ecologist

The success of the not-for-profit organisation has inspired people and communities to grow their own food, providing them with the skills to do so. While supermarkets provide the convenience of stocking produce, buyers run the risk of purchasing highly processed and unseasonal products that have been flown in thousands of miles. Not only is the food often out of season, but this way of buying produce prevents the buyer knowing what the food has gone through along the food chain before arriving in the supermarkets, and eventually on to their plates. But, by maintaining control over what people grow naturally there is no need for the use of pesticides, insecticides or fertilisers, meaning that the food produced is always fresh, healthy and free of chemicals.

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/food...

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