Establish a vegetable growing zone around every city and town. Market gardening can be successful on a relatively small scale but transport and refrigeration means high emissions. Growing the fresh stuff ultra-locally means it can be harvested on demand (or even PYO) and transported by electric vehicles for maximum freshness and minimum waste.
Why the contribution is important
Local food growing is about more than just fuel use. It will boost community engagement, offer educational opportunities and improve the disastrous Scottish diet. Well managed market gardens should also improve biodiversity, helping to increase insect and bird populations in urban areas and improving wellbeing.
by Nestleaver1 on October 25, 2020 at 09:50PM