Little by Little

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img_20200619_100741287I have been trying to move towards more sustainable living in recent years. During lockdown I had the time to research various options and start growing my own food in a more focused way. If you read my last blog, you may remember that I had some success and some things that didn’t work in the garden. That’s okay. That’s going to happen. One of my successes have been the raspberries. Delicious! Yesterday I visited a friend who brought me on a veggie tour of her city garden. I have been inspired again by her amazing work and went to the shop for more seeds this morning. I have also earmarked a new local veg box delivery business and I am going to try that out. I am vegan, and I eat a huge amount of fruit. Initially I compared the cost of buying all my fruit and veg from the growers, versus the supermarket. Not surprisingly, the local produce costs almost twice what it does in the supermarket.  I grew up on a farm, so I have some idea of the amount of work that goes into planting, growing, weeding, and harvesting fruit and veg. The supermarkets obviously use their prime buying power to squeeze profits from local growers. I would love to switch over completely and immediately, but realistically, I am a bit short on cash so I have decided to continue to buy organic fruit from the supermarket, and buy veg from the growers. That way, I will be buying at least some of my food locally, reducing the carbon footprint of my shopping, still within my budget. They also use cardboard boxes so no plastic packaging is involved. Excellent. I still plan to switch over fully as soon as I can. It’s the best I can do for the moment. It’s not huge, but it’s a step in the right direction. Little by little, the small changes add up. Blessings on you and your tribe. 🙂

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