Yes. Growing your own food is healthier and tastier for you. Whatever you grow, from salad in pots to herbs on the window sill, your food goes from plant to plate without any packaging waste or carbon emissions from food miles.
There is a lot of debate about the health benefits of organic food. But by growing your own, you choose what chemicals do or don't go on your food.
No, not at all. You'll be surprised how little space you need to start growing your own. You can put containers on a balcony, grow herbs on a window sill or place plant pots in your front porch. What about sharing some communal space and gardening time with your neighbours?
Gardening is good exercise and is known to calm the mind too. Fresh food is healthy for you and there's none fresher than from your own garden. Kids love getting their hands dirty, being involved in growing their own might get them eating more fruit and veg too.
Our Grow it! competition is open to schools and we're asking students to design a container garden - either 'edible' or a 'wildlife' focused to be in with a chance of winning a £250 B&Q gift card for their school. There are great prizes for the winning students and runners up too. Visit Grow it! competition for further details.
Closing date for entries is 22 July 2011.
Every year in the UK we throw away £12 billion worth of food which could have been eaten.
Love Food Hate Waste is a campaign from WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and has lots tasty recipes and top tips to help us make the most of the food we buy.
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