Climate and Nature Friendly Growing
Community growing can be incredibly rewarding. It allows you to have a positive impact on your local environment in the beautiful spaces you create, helping you to stay active and healthy as you enjoy being outside. Growing your own fruit and vegetables can also reduce your carbon footprint and use of plastics, and working on outdoor projects together is a great way of connecting with each other too – sharing tips and knowledge, or even swapping seeds! What’s more, growing your own produce is a simple, easy way to eat organically. Even if you don’t have access to an outdoor space, small steps like growing one or two herbs indoors can make a real difference. Organic growing allows you to ‘grow with nature’ – focusing on prevention rather than a cure, and using traditional methods that reduce the use of chemicals that can harm the environment. Using companion planting and growing a diverse range of plants supports your garden or space to be herbicide and pesticide-free, benefiting not only the planet, but your wallet too.