While we are all more home-based to help contain the spread of COVID-19, it’s the perfect time to start or improve your garden and learn how to grow healthy food for free – for your household and to share with others.
Growing food for free in our gardens, streets and communities is so liberating – accessing an abundance of healthy natural food that is grown in ways that:
- supports health and wellbeing
- supports the regeneration of soil & habitats
- widens access to real food in times of need
- nurtures positive community connection
- re-invigorates the local community economy
Access to fresh food is so important to keep us healthy, and food harvest fresh in your compost-fed healthy soil is going to be more nutrient dense … and it doesn’t need to be expensive.
Gourmet food straight from your garden can be an everyday thing.
Be inspired to get your garden flourishing now while you have more time, while the need is higher, and keep it up as a positive part of your life as a daily form of
- earth care, people care, fair share
- connecting with nature
- moving meditation
- activism for healthy soils and a safe climate
Recently in Wales, I visited an extraordinary young man, Huw Richards, who is passionate about sharing the skills and enthusiasm for growing good food at home. He has a hugely popular Youtube Channel that he started when he was 12 (!!!), and he’s already is the author of 2 books – the bestselling Veg in One Bed and recently released, Grow Food For Free. He is a wonderful teacher, speaker, leader and a member of his local permaculture group.
Watch my walkabout with Huw
As we wandered together through his fabulous garden in the Welsh countryside, he shared gardening tips, but we also talked about how he’s made this way of life his livelihood too. You can watch the film below.
Huw is an inspiration and I encourage you to share this video with young people everywhere.
17 Zero-Cost Garden Hacks
To find out a little more about the gardening tips you’ll find in Huw’s recent book, Grow Food For Free – take a look at this recent film from his youtube channel.
Learn Permaculture to design and grow food for free.
Inspired to learn more about permaculture and would love to become a permaculture teacher? Join me in the Permaculture Educators Program. You can start anytime and take as long as you need. Click the link to find out more.
Kitchen Garden in a Small Space
If you only have a small space to get your garden going, there are lots of tips for getting started in this masterclass.