Why Growing Your Own Vegetables Is Like Printing Your Own Money

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, we're beginning to question how effective our reliance on supermarkets is...
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It was fashion designer and gardening expert Ron Finley who coined the phrase 'growing your own food is like printing your own money' back in a 2013 TedTalk.

These words resonate stronger now than ever before. As the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to spread, we're beginning to question how effective our reliance on supermarkets is.

Permaculture

But urban farmer and permaculture expert Jack Hodgson is spearheading the movement to reconnect with nature, teaching people everything they need to know about growing their own vegetables.

Despite never trying an avocado until he was 24-years-old, Jack, curator of PBN Grow, now runs a market garden in Essex, England, with three simple principles: no-dig, permaculture, and bio-dynamic farming.

He is also the latest to feature on the Plant Based News Podcast, hosted by PBN Co-Founder Robbie Lockie.

The pair discuss the UK's problem with food waste, how to tackle pests when growing your own vegetables, and how Brexit will affect the farming industry.

2020 Food Revolution conference

If you're interested in the power of food, why not sign-up for the free 2020 Food Revolution conference?

The nine-day virtual event, which runs from April 25- May 3, features 25 of the world's most trusted food and nutrition experts, including Dr. Greger and Dr. Barnard. The summit will present the most up-to-date research and information about food, nutrition, disease prevention, immune health, and environmental stewardship.

You can sign-up for the free online event here

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