Posted: 28/10/2016 at 17:34
I know given sufficient space I could supply my household with all the veg I would need to feed myself and and now shrinking household. The problem is space. I can grow all my summer veg quite easily in ground and in pots, the bulkier veg need more space. Fruit I can do as well, except for bananas. But it's a complex subject and some have raised very important issues about trade. Food waste is huge issue, with the bigger supermarkets trying to be all things to all people and failing spectacularly over stocking huge quantities of food. The system of food production is geared to mass production with a fall in quality standards, resulting in a growing demand for locally produced food with higher standards of welfare and quality. It would need a sea change in attitudes towards food for the larger non gardening population to seek change, which is unlikely. I think we can make a small difference, and from little acorns mighty oaks grow.
Last edited: 28 October 2016 17:49:51