Photo: Vapa Media/Matti Nousiainen

Published September 19, 2017

Put real local food on your plate

Even a small kitchen garden can produce large crops. Gardening is a pleasant activity and who doesn’t want to enjoy truly local food?

Savings: Planting a garden requires a certain amount of investment. However, your investment will pay for itself many times over with the local delicacies you harvest from your own garden.

Remember this: A garden requires space, care and a bit of work when you’re planting it. You can practise caring for plants by starting with a few herb pots on the windowsill. Gardening is also a pleasant Zen-style activity.

Reducing your carbon footprint: Growing one third of your summer vegetables can reduce your carbon footprint by 1.5% per year. Emissions decrease because fewer fertilisers and pesticides are used and food is transported over shorter distances.

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