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Reduce Food Miles and Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg

 

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PART 1 - Introduction - your garden and how to help bring back wildlife
PART 2 - Pond life & how to make a wildlife pond
PART 3 - Mammals, birds, plants and insects - environment and care
you are here> PART 4 - Reduce food miles and grow your own fruit and veg
Further information for Schools

The Local Revolution.

Creating and maintaining a wildlife garden is all about making a positive difference to the planet, while in turn improving your own well-being - thanks to the feed-good factor this activity provides. Your contribution to the environment in this way can significantly add momentum to the new wave of economics called the "green economy". By including a final dimension to your wildlife garden, namely an organic fruit and veg area, you will become part of a pioneering force that could significantly speed up the green economy towards a pace which could dramatically slow down planetary destabilisation caused by Co2 emissions.
The combination of creating a flourishing ecosystem in your garden alongside an organic vegetable and fruit plot is perfectly feasible. In fact growing organic fruit and veg is an integral part of wildlife garden planning, and one of VeggieGlobal's main missions is to encourage people to think "regional" / "locally grown"; to actively reduce carbon footprints by cutting food miles to the bare minimum. We wish to encourage all homeowners with gardens to begin growing their own - and even planning co-operatives with neighbours so you can freely exchange fruit and veg, depending on what each garden grows more abundantly.
On these pages we are not currently providing specific tips on what to grow except to make it clear that wildlife and vegetable patches can live side-by-side in perfect harmony ... no chemicals or pesticides. By following some of the philosophy scattered across the pages of VeggieGlobal, you should find inspiration; to understand how to blend productivity for human consumption while leaving nature to do its own thing.

For Schools & Colleges

We strongly advise schools and colleges undertaking wildlife projects to include fruit and vegetable plots as part of their wildlife garden planning. It is very important that young people are encouraged to associate the "locally grown" trend with nature - to understand how flora and fauna of a wildlife garden can coexist with crops - and with positive results. The positive economical and environmental impact of changing the way consumers access food, based on regional (local) production instead of being brought in from long-haul destinations should be included in this educational program. Explain how food / product miles - including packaging - causes extensive Co2 emissions and provide examples.

More Information for UK Schools & Colleges Undertaking Wildlife Projects

If you are a school working on a wildlife project and would like to develop a wildlife area or garden based on VeggieGlobal's schemes then you can request further information not currently available on-line. Contact us with your details and initial ideas on a wildlife area and we will try to provide you with further, more customised help.
Alternatively find more tips and ideas for a school wildlife garden here

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UK and Ireland Menu

PART 1 - Introduction - your garden and how to help bring back wildlife
PART 2 - Pond life & how to make a wildlife pond
PART 3 - Mammals, birds, plants and insects - environment and care
you are here> PART 4 - Reduce food miles and grow your own fruit and veg
Further information for Schools

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Sharing This Planet With The Animals - a useful guide to help you live side by side with your animal friends.

UK and Ireland may also wish to visit the Wildlife Files section here at VeggieGlobal for more advice about wildlife friendly gardens.

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