Locally grown food

We need greater food resilience. Along with 15 min neighbourhoods should sit local spaces for market gardens. Planning needs to allow for polytunnels etc. and other construction to support food production. 

Why the contribution is important

Shorter supply chains mean less carbon. Climate change brings greater risk of crop failure so a wider distribution of growing brings resilience. There will also be an increased link to and understanding of food production which is important in education of diet, land management/guardianship, nature and elimination of food waste. 

by SMS on January 08, 2021 at 12:05PM

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  • Posted by SuePoole January 08, 2021 at 16:55

    Local growing spaces could be linked to schools - encouraging children to learn about and be involved in growing.
  • Posted by melc19 January 08, 2021 at 19:10

    This is very important!
    Local market gardens could provide the community hubs for the future.
    Local veg box delivery by e-bike.
    Small scale local projects are doable now.
    They give inspiration and education for growing your own veg.
    Thank you for my enlightenment Middle Ground Growers in Bathampton!
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