Get Your Green Fingers Out and Grow Your Own.

What's It Worth? ...

300 Points

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The Why.

25% of all Lorrys on the road are moving food around the country …

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Buying food that is locally grown from a farmer’s market or local grocer is a great way to reduce our environmental impact, but growing our own food takes it to the next level.

Our food does some serious miles before it hits our plates for those delicious dinners. 25% of all Lorry Journey's in the UK are moving food around the country. On top of that, on average each of us does 135 miles per year going to and from the shops ... There are some serious fossil fuels being burned before we get to chomp down on our suppers.

Growing our own reduces our individual Carbon Footprints, it's more nutritious and it uses less chemicals and pesticides.

The How.

Check out the below website … it's a great place to start …

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The space you have will determine what and how much you can grow. You'll not likely to be able to cut the shops out all together, but from a sprig of rosemary to a full compliment of Sunday Roast veggies, whatever you grow, it'll taste 10 times better

Check out the below website - it has all the hints, tips and advice you'll need to get you started

The Points.

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Max Points 300.

• 0 Points: If there is nothing edible growing on your premises

• 150 Points: Once that first seed goes in the soil

• 300 Points: Once you're regularly eating your very own produce

Award yourself Max Points if this isn't applicable to you.

e.g. Max Points for Nappies if you don't have a baby / Max Points for Drive Economically if you don't drive.

The Links.

Here you'll find some helpful products, services or information that'll help you make the change.

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This link and the infographic on it is a great place to start

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e-pots.co.uk aim to provide gardeners with a wide range of high quality sustainable environmentally friendly products and materials to help reduce plastic use in the garden.

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New to veg growing? Find out how to grow your own vegetables, with our list of beginner crops.

The Social.

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