Grow Your Own Food, 20°

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Created:
In July 2011
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Gauteng, South Africa
Website:
sites.google.com/site/growyofood/home

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About This Project 

Food is one of the most vital things for survival and the production of food for you creates a huge carbon foot-print. One way to reduce the stress put on the plant is to grow your own food at home where you can control the methods and reduce the amount of transport that goes into conventional farming.

Veggie power - if you ate 5 different coloured vegetable, starch, fruit and herbs you would get most of the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Some young vegetables have more nutrients in them than their older counter parts. In fact seed sprouts are so nutritious that they are regarded as super food. In a shot of wheat grass there is almost an entire fibre-less meal packed with a wide range of nutrients.

I started researching six years ago and for five of those years been putting all that theory in to practise, not withstanding that fact that I have been gardening for most of my life following organic methods past down from my grandmother, yes that is right as a kid I spent more time outside than the average kid my age and was always found with my hands dirty.

I have been working on ways to train people the art of growing food in a variety of ways including hydroponic, aquaponics, aeroponic, organic hydroponics, permaculture methods and all on a shoe string budget.

I want to develop a organic food network within communities, keeping it local and in season, it all needs to be sustainable and stimulate incomes for those that have more time on their hands that those that are willing to purchase local organic food at a price that is affordable.

Community Supported Agriculture is not a new concept and Local Food Networks are not new concepts either. People are not sure how to get involved so this is an opportunity to show people how to get involved and to try make the journey as easy as possible.