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Start to grow your own vegetables! (You don't need a garden this can be done in plant pots and boxes) Encourage others to do the same and all share in the produce when its ready. Great for the environment, saving money and bringing people together :) An idea from Carly Simpson
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I think this idea is just plain stupid. First of all, you will die out of hunger before the produce is ready. Secondly, please imagine how much space we would need if all of us would plant our own veggies. And we would need to take care of them, which leaves less time for doing where we are good at ourselves. No, its better to have things like this outsourced to the experts, which are farmers. They ensure that there is always enough efficiently produced food. And above all, it is way more efficient and effective to help farmers to produce more sustainable, because you then tackle a centralized problem. But I guess that's not what you imagine with your making the world a better place one step at a time.
The idea is nice in terms of greenwashing and communication, but for real impact, I would go for something else...
@JW Does it say anywhere that he can not eat anything besides his own produce? It does not. Also one can easily grow veggies in his windows. Click here:http://www.ted.com/talks/britta_riley_a_garden_in_my_apartment.html
I think it's a good idea, because growing your own food brings you closer to nature and you save money because you cut out the middlemen. If this were done on a large scale a lot of food would be produced locally which would mean that refrigerated trucks, planes, ships and supermarkets transport and store less food around the world. Which would cut down the worldwide carbon footprint and oil consumption. Also it brings local comunities together in growing and trading their homegrown veggies.
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Wow "stupid" - a bit harsh? I think you're thinking of this project on a much bigger scale which was not my intention. I did not at any point suggest that you only eat the produce that you grow so your comment about dying of hunger is unfair (I am aware vegetables do not magically grow over night!). Also I am not expecting people to turn their apartments into farms I only meant this to be small scale and I do not believe this project would take over your life (unless you wanted it to). You can, for example, grow carrots in a deep plant pot quite easily (again I go back to my original point about this not being big scale). I also did not want to start a political debate about agriculture and I apologise to anyone who has taken my idea the wrong way for this reason. I simply suggested this as an idea because I know people who have started to do this and thoroughly enjoy it. They only grow 2 or 3 types of veg and far from getting in the way of their life it has became a small, yet very rewarding part of it. They love caring for and watching their veg grow. They enjoy sharing the produce with their friends and family and get a real kick out of cooking a meal using the produce that they have grown themselves. And while they still buy their other everyday groceries just the same as before, it has benefited their wallets and (albeit in a small way) the environment :)
You could do that- I didn't try to eat everything I grew last year, and I ended up giving away some of my garden to people I knew because all my veggies would rot before we could eat them. Note- green beans an zucchini grow REALLY FAST in Michigan-like climate zones.
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